San Jose Embraces Zero Emission Neighborhoods with Innovative Swedish Collaboration

CAKE, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight electric motorcycles, today announces a partnership with the city of San Jose. The city, renowned for its commitment to environmental stewardship and green policies, has launched a Zero Emission Neighborhoods (ZEN) pilot project. This pioneering initiative, in collaboration with CAKE and local retailers, is set to revolutionize last-mile delivery services within the designated ZEN areas, emphasizing a cleaner, greener urban environment.

San Jose has long been at the forefront of the green transition, consistently driving policies that prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility. This project is a testament to the city's ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance the quality of life for its residents through innovative, eco-friendly solutions.

The ZEN pilot was initiated by the Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative, a collaborative endeavor between the Swedish government and public agencies. This initiative addresses the urgent challenge of climate change by fostering the development and adoption of sustainable solutions, with a focus on lowering greenhouse gas emissions in both Sweden and the United States.

Key to this project is the close collaboration with Future Mobility, a neutral innovation platform facilitated by Sweden's Innovation Agency, Vinnova, and Lindholmen Science Park. This platform plays a crucial role in funding and supporting projects dedicated to sustainable mobility, aligning perfectly with the goals of the ZEN pilot.

With CAKE Zero Emission's cutting-edge electric bikes and the enthusiastic participation of local retailers, the ZEN project is poised to set a new standard in eco-friendly delivery services. This initiative not only aligns with San Jose's green transition goals but also paves the way for future collaborations and innovations in sustainable urban development.

Eric Asmussen, Chief Growth Officer at CAKE, commented on the collaboration: "Our objective is to create a sustainable urban delivery model that addresses traffic congestion and environmental impacts. Integrating our electric motorcycles into San Jose's last-mile delivery segment is a crucial step in our global mission for a zero-emission future."

The City of San Jose invites the community to join in this exciting journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. Together, we can make a significant impact in the fight against climate change, one zero-emission delivery at a time.

For further information, please contact:

Eric Asmussen,, CAKE

Hans Pohl,, Future Mobility

Marcus Rönngren Liu,, Sweden-US Green Transition Initiative

About the City of San Jose

Renowned as a leader in sustainability, San Jose continually seeks innovative ways to improve its environmental impact. The city's commitment to a green transition is evident in its policies and initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable living.

About Future Mobility

Future Mobility catalyzes research and innovation collaboration within sustainable mobility between the US and Sweden. With dedicated resources in both countries, the Future Mobility initiative aspires to lower the thresholds to collaboration. A certain budget is also available for co-funding promising projects.

Future Mobility is managed by Lindholmen Science Park and funded from 2022 to 2025 by the Swedish Innovation Agency, Vinnova.

About GTI

GTI aims to contribute to reduced global emissions and increased bilateral trade and investments between Sweden and the US. Key values include collaboration, innovation, and sustainability. With the mission to support and increase the adoption of sustainable technologies and innovation in the U.S. energy and industrial transformation by positioning Sweden as a key provider of sustainable solutions and to increase investments to Sweden from the US within green technologies. The mission is also to increase the promotion of Swedish companies towards US stakeholders in these fields.

About CAKE

CAKE is a Swedish maker of premium lightweight electric motorcycles and mopeds, with a clear mission to inspire towards a zero-emission society by combining excitement and responsibility. The model range currently consists of five different platforms – the off-road beast Bukk, our versatile off-roader Kalk, the modular utility bike Ösa, the urban commuter Makka, and the strong and practical e-bike Åik. Thanks to an extensive range of accessories and configurations, CAKE addresses a wide matrix of users and applications, including commercial use for last-mile delivery and other short-haul urban transportation. Along with numerous awards and recognitions for its design and innovative approach to mobility and other societal challenges, CAKE was identified as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company in both 2020 and 2021 and received the Time Magazine 100 most important inventions award in 2021.