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Press Release | March 10, 2020

CAKE named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

This is a press release from CAKE…

Stockholm, Sweden (March 10, 2020) – CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, today announced that it is among the companies included in Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

CAKE is among the top ten transportation companies named in Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, which honors businesses throughout the world making a profound impact on both industry and culture. By establishing new categories of vehicles, combining excitement and responsibility, and serving a variety of different user groups with specific needs, CAKE aims to be a point of inspiration for people across the globe to speed up the journey toward a zero-emission society.

“It is an extreme honor to reach through to the jury in the haze of zillions of interesting transportation initiatives happening around the globe. And, considering the variety of companies in the category, including space, aero, automotive, public transport, rail, digital and more, it’s extra rewarding that an electric motorcycle explorer has made it to this list,” remarks Stefan Ytterborn, CEO & Founder of CAKE. “This is the kind of boosterism that brings the team to the next level. Thank you, Fast Company!”

CAKE motorcycles break barriers by being ultra-lightweight with unprecedented reliability and durability. They offer industry-leading performance and invite riders to explore and discover with respect and responsibility.

First launched in January 2018 at Denver’s Outdoor Retailer Show and Munich’s ISPO show, CAKE’s first model–the Kalk OR–was recognized as “Best in Show” by several outdoor industry publications and has since received numerous accolades, including the Automotive Brand Award, The Grand Award of Design, IF Design Award, RedDot Award as well as being displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum and Sweden’s NationalMuseum.

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In 2019, CAKE launched the Kalk&, the first performance bike in the CAKE lineup to carry a street-legal title. Also in 2019, CAKE debuted the Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, two utility-oriented motorbikes featuring an integrated power station, multiple user configurations, and off-road capabilities. In March of 2020, CAKE introduced Kalk INK, an iteration of the game-changing Kalk OR platform aimed at silent and uncomplicated free-riding through the backcountry and beyond.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2020) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

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