Founding partners

At first glance, CAKE and Vattenfall may seem like two vastly different companies. Look closer, and you’ll find two leaders within their respective sector, united in their drive and desire for positive change.

CAKE as a company was founded on the premise of propelling change and speeding up the transition towards a fossil-free society. Vattenfall aims to make fossil free living a reality by electrifying industries and decarbonize entire production chains.

“This collaboration is an excellent example of how we can contribute with fossil-free know-how and supply chain expertise in a specific product that drives towards zero emissions“

- Annika Ramsköld, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Vattenfall.

Realizing the major role that clean energy plays in decarbonizing a motorcycle, the two came together in 2020, forming a bold vision to truly create change in the two-wheeled vehicle industry. By 2025, we will manufacture and sell a dirt bike where every single screw and component has been thoroughly overhauled, the carbon footprint reduced to an absolute minimum – or, in the best of worlds, completely removed from the calculation, period.

More importantly, this project aims to inspire other brands, suppliers and opinion makers to think beyond industry borders and work together to find the solutions that will allow us all to live fossil free within one generation. That is how we can create impact on a larger scale.

Collaborating partners

Norsk Hydro: aluminium supplier

Norsk Hydro: aluminium supplier

"We are thrilled to join forces with CAKE and Vattenfall on the Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever project. At Hydro, we are fully committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier and our dedication extends to becoming a prominent driver in delivering zero-carbon aluminum by 2030. Together with CAKE and Vattenfall, we hope to push the limits of sustainability, explore innovative solutions, and inspire the entire industry to participate in forging a cleaner future."

- Jonas Bjuhr, Managing Director at Hydro Extrusions Sweden

SKF: bearings supplier

SKF: bearings supplier

“SKF and CAKE share a common heritage and sustainability ambition. Our experience as a leader in the two-wheeler market, coupled with our knowledge and expertise in sustainability and producing bearings, means that we can make a tangible contribution towards realising CAKE and Vattenfall's vision of a clean dirt bike. We are proud to join like-minded industry colleagues who share the determination that change is urgently needed for a sustainable future. Leveraging our combined expertise, we can trigger and accelerate the creation of products that contributes to this industry transformation.” 

- David Johansson, President Automotive at SKF

Öhlins: suspension supplier

Öhlins: suspension supplier

“Since Öhlins was founded, we’ve been passionate about developing and innovating the technologies used in our products. For us to build on this legacy and stay competitive in the future, we need to learn more about solutions and developments that will enable us to meet the climate challenges of today. Being a part of Cleanest Dirt Bike Ever has inspired us to explore new, innovative ways of minimizing our carbon footprint. Although the road ahead holds its share of challenges, we’re focusing on areas where we can take strategic action and have the most impact now.”

- Henrik Johansson, Managing Director at Öhlins Racing

Future partners

We will partner with pioneers across industries who share our ambition to go fossil free. These entities can be current as well as new suppliers, researchers in relevant academia or forward leaning start-ups.

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