Cake Kalk AP is the electric motorcycle to fight poachers in Africa

Cake Kalk AP is the electric motorcycle to fight poachers in Africa
The Swedish company CAKE, specialized in the production of electric motorcycles, presented a new version of its Kalk model, modified by integrating a solar panel to be used to recharge the battery; it is a model designed specifically for Africa, and for those who find themselves fighting against poachers.

It is called CAKE Kalk AP, where AP stands for anti-poachers ie anti-poachers , and will play a key role in the initiative that CAKE has recently launched: it is called Electric Bush Bike Anti-Poaching Act, and it is an initiative designed to support African organizations that fight in the phenomenon of poaching against species at risk of extinction.

This new bike was designed in collaboration with the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) in order to offer rangers a vehicle that perfectly meets the needs of the place. Thanks to the use of electric motors, the rangers can move more quietly and discreetly than when they use petrol motorcycles, and the presence of solar panels allows you to recharge the motorbike without the need to request fuel to be sent by helicopter .

CAKE CEO Stefan Ytterborn released the following statement:

“Solar energy, new technologies, and a new type of vehicle that will help safeguard Africa's most endangered species . It is an excellent example of the encounter between necessity and sustainability. We are very proud to be able to work with our partners on this initiative, and to be able to help reduce the phenomenon of poaching. "

The CAKE Kalk houses a 2.6 kWh removable battery, which according to the company should be enough to use the bike for 3 hours; the engine has a maximum power of 11 kW and 280 Nm of torque at the wheel. Furthermore, the engine is completely isolated and can therefore be immersed in water without problems, a very important aspect in hostile terrains such as those in Africa. The maximum speed is 90 km / h, with an 80T gear ratio on the crown and 12T on the pinion. Finally, the bike was equipped with a special version of the CAKE management software, to optimize its use in environments with very high temperatures.

In addition to supplying these bikes to local authorities, CAKE has created an initiative charity based on the 'buy one, give one' system, meaning that by spending $ 25,000 you buy a CAKE Kalk for yourself, and one is donated to the anti-poaching fleet in Africa. The first deliveries are expected in September 2021.

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