The new partnership between CAKE and Polestar launches with showroom showcase of a Limited Edition Makka by CAKE-Polestar
The Swedish CAKE, and Polestar, today announced an expanded brand partnership to showcase CAKE’s electric motorcycles into Polestar’s showrooms in Europe, to start with.
CAKE just recently announced the new Makka platform for a customizable utility moped, in 2 speed variants, and the lowest priced model from their lineup so far. The Makka moped is perfect for everyday ride in the city, and comes in 8 standard configuration bundles or a build-it-yourself option.
Polestar, the electric performance automobile brand owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, will begin with showcasing CAKE motorcycles in their showrooms, and the companies present a limited edition Makka, fully branded with Polestar design.
The two Swedish companies see the potential future of their collaboration in design, electric powertrains, as well as marketing, brand, and retail.
“Polestar feels a kinship with CAKE, sharing both a belief in redefining performance and a passion for design. Our desire to help create an electrified and emission-free future is a clear bridge between us,”Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath.
CAKE has been pioneering with their platforms for the award winners Ösa, and Kalk. The Ösa offers a modular platform to fully customize your ride, while the Kalk comes in several variants and specs, like the Kalk Race or the Kalk AP (Anti Poaching), each tailor made for a purpose.
The collaboration with Polestar, for events and customer interactions, will enable both brands the opportunity to reach new audiences and drive an exchange around sustainability with electric transportation.
The cooperation will definitely allow both companies to increase awareness for both brands, and create a great value for customers on both sides, 4-wheels or 2. The combination of a sedan loaded up with your bike, ready for use when in more urban or jammed environments, is an excellent use case.
The CAKE Makka Platform
The CAKE Makka comes in two variants, Range and Flex. The Range gets top speed of 25km/h, and the Flex gets up to 45km/h, with a range of 60km to 50km (mixed city riding (WMTC-II) and it can be ridden without a license (depending on your country). The Makka is the first Hub motor on a CAKE bike, an internal permanent magnet motor (IPM) with 3.6kW power (4,8 hp), and 60Nm torque at the wheel.
The CAKE Makka Flex starts at a price of $3,800 USD, and the Makka Range at $3,500 USD. That’s the lowest cost model from CAKE’s line of bikes. Compared to the Kalk or Ösa which start at $9,500 and $7,500 respectively – this opens an opportunity for more entry level riders to enjoy a clean ride.
“The motorcycle industry is undergoing a similar shift towards electrification as the automotive industry. And with respect to those shifts, CAKE is ahead of the curve,”
“CAKE urges people to explore with respect and speed up the transition towards a zero-emission society. We feel our high-tech bikes, with a beautiful design, inspired people to do exactly that.”CAKE founder and CEO, Stefan Ytterborn.