CAKE Introduces New :WORK E-Bikes so You Can Have Your Cake and Ride It Too

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CAKE, a Swedish electric bike manufacturer, keeps rolling out electric utility bicycles that make work look like a whole lot of fun. Their new :work series of vehicles designed for delivery drivers and craftsmen look to put the fun in functional and will double down on the trails as well.

CAKE made a splash with their Kalk AP, a bike designed in conjunction with Southern African Wildlife College for rangers patrolling against poachers. Now, the :work series addresses the issue of sustainable urban transportation and facilitates significant cuts in emissions. 

Photo by CAKE

The new series of professional-grade electric two-wheeled vehicles consists of three different models: the Makka, Ösa, and a re-tooled version of the Kalk. Optimizing power, reach, efficiency, and capacity, the :work series features an increased range that allows the bike to run for the full working day and power additional accessories, such as tools or food delivery boxes. Additionally, :work has an increased towing capacity and a more compact design, allowing riders to more easily weave between cars (or tight single track, for that matter). 

RIDER HOLDS UP CAKE E-BIKE IN DESERT LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC BICYCLE
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For the urban workforce, the Makka and Ösa can supply off-grid power to heavy-duty tools and gadgets through the bike’s battery system. The Makka is a lightweight and agile urban shuttle with a 68-mile range and a variety of carrying accessories. The Ösa is a workbench on two wheels, has a range of 100-mile range, and the ability to tow a sizable trailer behind.

The Kalk :work is what you’ll want for off-road use. CAKE calls it “the efficient outbound explorer,” and its 18-inch off-road tires and unique ride modes make for a bike ideal for reaching remote places through rough terrain. The new Kalk :work is street-legal and comes with a new rack to bring work tools or gear along.

CAKE E-BIKE LAYING ON SIDE IN DESERT
Photo by CAKE

“The CAKE :work series offers the immediate potential of moving last-mile deliveries and mobile workforces away from traditional solutions for urban transportation, clearly exceeding the efficiency of both cars and bicycles, making this initiative our single most important contribution to date in speeding up the process towards a zero-emission society”, says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.

All environmental altruism aside, the Kalk just sounds like a whole lot of fun. After all, who wouldn’t want to go explore the trails for hours at 60 miles per hour on a 180-pound electric ripper like this? 

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