Exploring the Technical Specifications and Environmental Benefits of CAKE’s Newest Innovation, the Kibb ATV.
Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer, CAKE, has announced plans to develop the Kibb, a semi-autonomous electric all-terrain vehicle (ATV) specifically designed for regenerative farming. The Kibb will be able to handle light agricultural tasks autonomously with minimal impact on ecosystems and is expected to go into production by 2025.
“Sustainable and responsible farming is vital for healthy ecosystems and we are aiming to make Kibb the number one tool for all future farmers.”CAKE CEO, Stefan Ytterborn,
The Kibb will be a battery-powered ATV that can operate with or without a human driver and will have a modular body with different attachment points to allow for compatibility with various ATV accessories. It will also be able to act as a mobile power station and perform simple tasks autonomously, freeing up time for other farm-related duties.
To bring the Kibb to fruition by 2025, CAKE will work closely with farmers from various disciplines, including organic farming, permaculture, and regenerative agriculture, to address the mechanical challenges they face.
The Kibb was first conceptualized by Fanny Jonsson, a Swedish transportation designer, during her Masters thesis work at Umeå Institute of Design. Jonsson interned with CAKE’s product design team as part of her thesis in 2022 and has since joined the company full-time to help bring the Kibb from render to reality.
The Kibb is a promising solution for the farming industry, which currently contributes heavily to global greenhouse gas emissions and negative impacts on ecosystems. By providing a lower-impact agricultural transport option, the Kibb supports the growing movement towards sustainable farming.
In terms of technical specifications, the Kibb is expected to have a range of up to 100 kilometers on a single charge and will be able to reach a top speed of 50 km/h. It will be equipped with a multifunctional battery that can be charged by plugging into a standard outlet or through regenerative braking. The Kibb will also have a number of advanced safety features, including sensors to prevent collisions and a rollover protection system.
As the global demand for sustainable and responsible farming practices continues to rise, the development of the Kibb electric ATV by CAKE is a promising step forward. With its ability to handle light agricultural tasks autonomously and act as a mobile power station, the Kibb has the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact of farming while also increasing efficiency and productivity.