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Stockholm, Sweden – May 12, 2022

Electric motorcycle riders help save endangered animals

Cake customers donate eight electric Kalk AP motorcycles to be used in anti-poaching activities on the African continent.

Cake the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorcycles, today announced the latest development in its anti-poaching program, concerted in close cooperation with the Southern African Wildlife College, SAWC. As a direct result of consumer action, a further eight electric Cake Kalk AP motorcycles and Goal Zero solar power stations have now been distributed, to be used in anti-poaching activities in protected areas.

“The anti poaching project is dear to us as it combines the main components of what Cake is all about – new technology, 100% solar charging, silently and without polluting, serving purpose and efficiency - literally saving lives”, said Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.

Fast Company World Changing Ideas

Kalk AP, has been selected as a finalist in the Transportation category as part of fast company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards.

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Stockholm, Sweden – January 26, 2022

Cake at Outdoor Retailer 2022: Introducing new models of Electric Bush Bikes in the Anti-Poaching series

Ösa AP breaks cover for Global premiere

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26TH - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - CAKE (www.ridecake.com) the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, is participating in the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver, CO, introducing the world premiere of the Ösa AP to strengthen its range of electric Bush Bikes within its globally acclaimed anti-poaching initiative. The Ösa AP joins existing models, including the Kalk AP, now available as a single buy machine.

Clean, durable, flexible, and built to offer fast and convenient transportation off-road as well as in cities, the new Ösa AP clearly demonstrates our mission to inspire and contribute to accelerating the journey towards a zero emission society, combining excitement and responsibility,” says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake. “Supporting multiple challenges in transportation, our electric motorcycles have proven to be a winner in areas with sensitive environments and uncertain supply of traditional fuel.”

The Anti-Poaching initiative
In close collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College, Cake's engineers developed the Electric Bush Bike. The result was a silent, purpose-built electric off-road motorcycle that allows rangers to approach poachers without being detected, and paves the way for more efficient anti-poaching patrols in the region. Traditional combustion engine motorcycles require costly, inconvenient and unsustainable deliveries of fuel to support the ranger teams as they work deep in the African bush. Those deliveries, by diesel trucks and even helicopters, further drive up the cost of anti-poaching patrols and cause even more pollution in those sensitive areas. With Cake’s electric bikes for anti-poaching, rangers are equipped with mobile power stations and solar panels to charge the bikes with renewable power from the sun, allowing them to operate off the power grid and independent of traditional power sources.

OR innovation Award

Very energizing for everyone involved. The project and phase 2 received the great honor: OR Innovation Award.

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Stockholm, Sweden – January 25, 2022

Cake successfully closes phase 1 of its
anti-poaching initiative

Silent electric motorbikes proven to stop illegal attacks on wild animals in Africa

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25TH - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - CAKE (www.ridecake.com), the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorbikes, today announces that it has closed phase 1 of its joint initiative for anti-poaching, together with the Southern African Wildlife College – the Electric Bush Bike Anti Poaching Act.

The project officially started in September 2021 when the first shipment of electric bush bikes - optimized to support wildlife rangers in anti-poaching - were delivered in Africa. Rangers have since become accustomed to the new bikes and have been using them for wildlife conservation purposes; already stopping illegal attacks on wild animals, including several types of antelopes (Suni, and Red and Blue Duiker).

”We are very proud to be partnering with Cake to test these electric off-road bikes given the impact that this could have on countering poaching across Africa,” said Theresa Sowry, CEO, Southern African Wildlife College, when the collaboration was announced.

“Offering multiple solutions to general challenges in transportation, our lightweight and silent electric motorcycles have proven to be a winner in areas with sensitive environments and uncertain supply of traditional fuel. Supporting anti-poaching is an amazing example of where our bikes are making a real difference to urgent challenges in our society,” says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.

TIME appoints CAKE. The 100 Best Inventions 2021

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Cake Kalk AP is currently an honoree in Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards.

Kalk AP. 2021 innovation by Design Awards by Fast Company

The Anti-Poaching Act is recognized in @fastcompany 2021 Innovation by Design Awards!
The honorable mention is for the Electric Bush Bike project.

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2/12-2021 report.

As mentioned the first batch of bikes are in place and in use. The patrolling team is getting familiar with the bikes, from tuning riding modes to range estimates as well as getting used to the charging and solar stations.

Today we got the information from the SAWC that the bikes have been a part of the first successful anti-poaching acts.
The quiet bikes have been adapted and especially been tested during the night shifts. A new form of poaching has appeared where the bikes have proven themselves as a useful tool - Poachers blind the animals with a flashlight, rehearse dogs to chase the animals down. The hunted animal becomes an easy target for poachers to kill.
A handful of poaching attempts have been stopped the previous days, the exposed creatures in these operations have been different species of antelopes, especially Suni, but also on Red Duiker & Blue Duiker.

Some background on antelopes:

“Suni and the other small antelope are browsers so influence vegetation growth and type at low height levels. They also form prey items for many predators such as leopards, crowned eagles, pythons, etc. When any species is impacted in a system it has a knock-on effect. That is why it is important to conserve systems. Suni is one part of it. If logging takes place it also then impacts the system. Important to have responsible use.”


Prof. Alan Gardiner at the SAWC.

While we're still at an early learning phase every little piece of positive feedback and progress feels energizing.

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2/12-2021 report.

As mentioned the first batch of bikes are in place and in use. The patrolling team is getting familiar with the bikes, from tuning riding modes to range estimates as well as getting used to the charging and solar stations.

Today we got the information from the SAWC that the bikes have been a part of the first successful anti-poaching acts.
The quiet bikes have been adapted and especially been tested during the night shifts. A new form of poaching has appeared where the bikes have proven themselves as a useful tool - Poachers blind the animals with a flashlight, rehearse dogs to chase the animals down. The hunted animal becomes an easy target for poachers to kill.
A handful of poaching attempts have been stopped the previous days, the exposed creatures in these operations have been different species of antelopes, especially Suni, but also on Red Duiker & Blue Duiker.

Some background on antelopes:

“Suni and the other small antelope are browsers so influence vegetation growth and type at low height levels. They also form prey items for many predators such as leopards, crowned eagles, pythons, etc. When any species is impacted in a system it has a knock-on effect. That is why it is important to conserve systems. Suni is one part of it. If logging takes place it also then impacts the system. Important to have responsible use.”


Prof. Alan Gardiner at the SAWC.

While we're still at an early learning phase every little piece of positive feedback and progress feels energizing.

20.10.2021
The first impression

The first impression from Mfana Xaba, Anti-poaching team leader said:
“The petrol bikes we’ve used previously have all been loud, heavy, and expensive to keep running in these areas. The CAKE bikes are quiet, which makes it easier for us to approach poachers undetected. We hope this collaboration will result in more effective anti-poaching in our region and we are really excited to start using the bikes in the wild.”

Frequent updates will follow: Progress, experiences, conclusions, measures and much more will follow at ridecake.com/antipoaching and in CAKE's social channels.

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7.10.2021
the bikes have arrived in Africa!

After a few months of planning, bike building and shipping, the Kalk AP finally made it to Southern African Wildlife College, to start being used by anti-poaching rangers. The bikes are currently being tested out in the bush, getting rangers acquainted with the new powerful electric machines. And the transition is already showing signs of great advantages compared to the previously used petrol
bikes:

“The petrol bikes we’ve used previously have all been loud, heavy and expensive to keep running in these areas. The CAKE bikes are quiet, which makes it easier for us to approach poachers undetected. We hope this collaboration will result in more effective anti-poaching in our region and we are really excited to start using the bikes in the wild.”

- Mfana Xaba,
Anti-poaching team leader.

According to the SAWC, the bikes will start to be used in a matter of weeks, being able to give more data as to how the bikes are performing. Stay updated here to find out!

7.10.2021
the bikes have arrived in Africa!

After a few months of planning, bike building and shipping, the Kalk AP finally made it to Southern African Wildlife College, to start being used by anti-poaching rangers. The bikes are currently being tested out in the bush, getting rangers acquainted with the new powerful electric machines. And the transition is already showing signs of great advantages compared to the previously used petrol bikes:

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“The petrol bikes we’ve used previously have all been loud, heavy and expensive to keep running in these areas. The CAKE bikes are quiet, which makes it easier for us to approach poachers undetected. We hope this collaboration will result in more effective anti-poaching in our region and we are really excited to start using the bikes in the wild.”

- Mfana Xaba, Anti-poaching team leader.

According to the SAWC, the bikes will start to be used in a matter of weeks, being able to give more data as to how the bikes are performing. Stay updated here to find out!

14.9.2021
Kalk AP wins ABC award

So honored to receive the Best-of-Best Automotive Brand Contest award for the Kalk AP. As the only neutral, international design competition for automobile brands, the ABC awards recognize outstanding innovation in technology with pioneering transport solutions. We are beyond proud and grateful!

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8.8.2021
Customs cleared

Not long now until the bikes are in their “natural habitat” in the African wild. The bikes today cleared customs and are on their way to the Southern African Wildlife College, to be tested by rangers in the bush. More updates to follow, stay tuned.

15.3.2021
First Kalk APs ready for Africa

All set, ready to go. The first two Kalk AP have been boxed and ready to be shipped to the wild. All components have been tested, tuned and optimized, shipping later today. We are more than excited to see these machines hit African trails for the first time. Get ready, rangers of the Southern African Wildlife College, we are on our way.

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16.2.2021
Bag supplier DB joins the journey

In a collaboration with DB, the high quality bag company founded by freeskier legend Jon Olsson, a first aid medical bag has been created, to be used to pack vital necessities at the rear rack of the Kalk AP motorbike. DB is contributing to the mission of effectively improving anti-poaching work in the African wild. The first aid kit is another initiative that can be used in the field to treat injured animals.

28.1.2021
Introducing the Kalk AP, the anti-poaching bush bike

In a partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, the silent, solar-powered electric motorbike Kalk AP has been created, ready to be used by rangers in conservation areas to counter poaching.

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“Solar power, new technology, and a new category of vehicles that help save endangered species in Africa. This is a perfect example of purpose meeting sustainability. We are extremely honored to be able to work with our partners on this initiative and to contribute to developing the means to help curb poaching in the region.” - Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO, CAKE.

The Kalk AP weighs just 176lbs / 80kgs and uses a 50A / 2.6kWh battery to deliver a peak motor output of 11kW and 3+ hours of ride time. This powerful system results in 42nM of torque at the hub, 280nM of torque on the wheel, and propels the bike to top speeds over 56mph / 90kph. The bike features CAKE’s three ride modes and three braking modes while also using the same gearing as the Kalk OR / Kalk INK with an 80T rear sprocket and 12T front sprocket.

Furthermore, the software has been adjusted to enable the bike to deal with higher temperatures, and specific heat driving characteristics have also been modified—for example, achieving high speeds may not be as necessary as torque at low speeds. Like all CAKE models, the battery is removable and can be charged while on the bike or separately.

The robust and specifically developed front and rear suspension cater to low maintenance without sacrificing performance. A sealed motor means the bike is fully submersible and resistant to the harsh, dusty conditions rangers encounter.

For more info, visit: https://ridecake.com/en/introducing-the-electric-bush-bike-anti-poaching-act/
For more about the Kalk AP, click here.

28.1.2021
Introducing the Kalk AP, the anti-poaching bush bike

In a partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, the silent, solar-powered electric motorbike Kalk AP has been created, ready to be used by rangers in conservation areas to counter poaching.

“Solar power, new technology, and a new category of vehicles that help save endangered species in Africa. This is a perfect example of purpose meeting sustainability. We are extremely honored to be able to work with our partners on this initiative and to contribute to developing the means to help curb poaching in the region.” - Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO, CAKE.

The Kalk AP weighs just 176lbs / 80kgs and uses a 50A / 2.6kWh battery to deliver a peak motor output of 11kW and 3+ hours of ride time. This powerful system results in 42nM of torque at the hub, 280nM of torque on the wheel, and propels the bike to top speeds over 56mph / 90kph. The bike features CAKE’s three ride modes and three braking modes while also using the same gearing as the Kalk OR / Kalk INK with an 80T rear sprocket and 12T front sprocket.

Furthermore, the software has been adjusted to enable the bike to deal with higher temperatures, and specific heat driving characteristics have also been modified—for example, achieving high speeds may not be as necessary as torque at low speeds. Like all CAKE models, the battery is removable and can be charged while on the bike or separately.

The robust and specifically developed front and rear suspension cater to low maintenance without sacrificing performance. A sealed motor means the bike is fully submersible and resistant to the harsh, dusty conditions rangers encounter.

For more info, visit: https://ridecake.com/en/introducing-the-electric-bush-bike-anti-poaching-act/
For more about the Kalk AP, click here.

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15.1.2021
Making the final touches to a new bike

We can now confirm that the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act is in joint collaboration to create a brand new motorbike, launching in only a few days. We’re calling it the Kalk AP (anti-poaching). Now the final touches are made to have the bike ready to protect wildlife in African conservation areas. More info to follow.

16.12.2020
Collaboration started with SAWC and Goal Zero

We are proud to be entering a new partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, forming the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act. This collaboration lays the groundwork for testing and utilizing specially developed CAKE motorcycles in the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts to protect endangered species from poaching. Additional support comes from the portable solar power solution leader, Goal Zero, which enables the necessary solar-power charging solution in the bush.

“It is somewhat unreal how the sun and solar power, together with the technology of these silent off-road motorbikes can serve as something of a perpetual machine that works toward the general obligation of sustainability and, in this specific instance, to serve the purpose of saving species from extinction,” remarked CAKE’s founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.

More information about the project can be found here.

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16.12.2020
Collaboration started with SAWC and Goal Zero

We are proud to be entering a new partnership with Southern African Wildlife College and Goal Zero, forming the Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act. This collaboration lays the groundwork for testing and utilizing specially developed CAKE motorcycles in the Southern African Wildlife College’s efforts to protect endangered species from poaching. Additional support comes from the portable solar power solution leader, Goal Zero, which enables the necessary solar-power charging solution in the bush.

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“It is somewhat unreal how the sun and solar power, together with the technology of these silent off-road motorbikes can serve as something of a perpetual machine that works toward the general obligation of sustainability and, in this specific instance, to serve the purpose of saving species from extinction,” remarked CAKE’s founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.

More information about the project can be found here.