CAKE Teams With Polestar on a New Electric Moped
Two Swedish brands have come together to announce the release of a new electric moped — one is an expert in this field and the other specialises in vehicles of the four-wheel variety.
This bike sweeps streets better than most mopeds © Credit to CAKE
Collaborations in the electric bike/moped space rarely disappoint, especially when the quality of the product produced is high and therefore worth buying into beyond the fact that it has two well-known names attached.
Earlier today CAKE and Polestar announced a new limited edition of the CAKE Makka e-moped — a follow-up to their highly successful collaboration in 2021 that saw the two collaborate on another electric two-wheeler.
Designed to slice through traffic and look good in doing so, the standard Makka was released just last year and has been praised a lot for its lightweight setup and how accessible it is for first-time riders. It’s no wonder then that Polestar — an electric car brand — is wanting in on the action.
CAKE has been known in the past for its high-power/high-speed electric two-wheelers, but the Makka was and is something different. It’s a lot more urban-focused, offering a much lower top speed (28 mph or 45 km/h) which means you don’t even need a proper motorcycle license to ride it in certain countries!
As mentioned, this isn’t the first time that CAKE and Polestar have worked together on an electric moped. A week after the Makka’s release, the two collaborated on the first Polestar edition.
This version sold out quickly, which explains why the two are so eager to release another one.
A side view of the electric moped © Credit to CAKE
The new limited edition CAKE Makka Polestar comes with a slim headlight, Öhlins suspension, and a detachable rear carrier that allows for several utility configurations such as boxes, racks, passenger seats, and anything else you can think of.
A 1.55 kW nominal motor offers up to 2.8 kW of peak power, providing a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph). The motor pulls power from a 48 V and 31 Ah battery with 1.5 kWh of capacity.
The battery should be good for around 55 km (34 miles) of range on each charge, which makes it an ideal urban runabout for zoning around any city.
Price-wise, while the original sold for $3,800, this newer version is said to have a retail price of $5,300. The drastic increase is likely due to how popular the original was, not to mention, how much it sells for on the second-hand market.
You can purchase this Polestar edition of the Makka from the Polestar Additionals webshop from today.
Polestar has shown a growing interest in two-wheeled transporters as of late. Alongside this collaboration, the brand is also looking to expand its partnership with Allebike to create a new e bike.