Cake + PaperShell
Cake, the Swedish maker of premium lightweight, electric motorcycles, has announced a technological partnership with PaperShell, with the aim of bringing about a sustainable option to plastics, suitable for use in the vehicle industry.
PaperShell and Cake will collaborate with the aim of bringing a sustainable option to plastics and develop a motorcycle with the smallest carbon footprint possible to the market by 2025.
Cake was founded to inspire towards a zero-emission society and this naturally involves carefully investigating the best possible materials for use in our electric bikes, says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.
“We’re excited to work with PaperShell and hope that we can play a crucial part in finding a material that can minimize or even eradicate the use of conventional plastics in our motorcycles. This is a collaboration that ultimately will benefit the entire vehicle industry and beyond”Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of Cake.
How PaperShell could be a better choice
Our components are made out of 100% cellulose that are more environmentally friendly than press moulded veneer, weather resistant as plastic and strong as fibre composites.
We want to build back paper into artificial wood. We want to store bio carbon in beautiful products instead of wasting it on single use items.
Climate impacts per functional unit
Compared to a functional unit of a bulk plastic such as Polypropylene our impact is 1/7,5 and 2/3’rd of press moulded veneer. But we can be even better. We can trim more.
And we hope we can replace as many plastic components as possible in the Cake bike with paper. The journey begins now and we are all ludicrously excited about it!
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