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Cake :work Range to Lure Slice of Mobile Workforce

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Milan, Italy

Swedish electric motorbike and moped manufacturer CAKE has unveiled a range of micromobility workhorses targeting the mobile workforce.

CAKE last week launched its :work series at Milan’s International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) – the most important trade fair event for the two-wheel sector.

The :work motorcycles and mopeds have been designed with numerous features catered towards last-mile deliveries and mobile workforces, including:

  • increased range that allows the bikes to run for a full working day
  • the ability to power electronic tools or regulate the temperature of food delivery boxes
  • increased towing capacity
  • a new big Carla Cargo trailer for loads of up to 150kg and a compact Fårö trailer for loads up to 50kg
  • more compact designs, such as narrower handlebars, allowing riders to more easily weave between cars
  • a wide range of new accessories, including rear and front carriers to accommodate loads of up to 150kg

CAKE previously captured attention in November 2020 when it launched two racing series for its Kalk electric motorcycles.

The company says its newest range sought to speed up the transition to sustainable cities and cut CO2 emissions by giving workers and businesses environmentally friendly and more efficient services and logistics.

“To date, more than 150 cities worldwide have announced restrictions on combustion engine transportation. Innovation and investment in sustainable transportation must happen at haste, to navigate tighter emissions targets and restrictions on fossil-fueled vehicles,” according to a CAKE statement accompanying the unveiling.

“Any industry that handles large volumes of short-haul transportation of both people and goods understands the daily struggle with traffic jams, parking fines, and the need to find both economical and sustainable fossil fuel-free vehicles.”

It says the last-mile delivery industry is expected to be worth more than $200 billion by 2027, while the e-commerce delivery sector is growing by more than 78% in 100 of the world’s largest cities and food deliveries are predicted to grow by 60%.

The :work Kalk, Ösa and Makka are designed to tap into a last-mile delivery industry expected to be worth more than $200 billion by 2027.
The :work Kalk, Ösa and Makka are designed to tap into a last-mile delivery industry expected to be worth more than $200 billion by 2027.

Designed and developed in close collaboration with professional user groups, the :work series builds upon CAKE’s three existing platforms: Kalk (high performance off-road), Ösa (modular utility bike), and Makka (urban commuter).

The Makka :work comes in two new models (45 km/h and 25 km/h), with increased peak power, range of up to 110km range and new accessories to carry more loads. It also includes external power outlets, allowing users to supply off-grid power to electric gadgets or heavy-duty power tools such as grinders and drills.

Ösa :work is billed as a “powerful workbench and towing truck on two wheels”.  Its three models have top speeds of 90, 45 and 25 km/h, with more peak power, up to 160km range, and new trailers to haul loads of up to 1,500 litres. Like the original Ösa, they can also supply off-grid power to heavy-duty tools and gadgets through the bike’s battery.

The Kalk :work’s 18-inch off-road tires and ride modes equip it for surveillance, service, patrolling or reaching remote workplaces through rough terrain. It comes with a new rack to bring work tools or other gear.

All the :work range became available to order globally from the day of its launch.

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