Now, Swedish company Cake who make lightweight electric off-road motorcycles have joined with Swedish all-green electricity provider Utellus to create solar chargers specifically to charge their motorcycles.
Cake founder and CEO Stefan Ytterborn says the chargers will make the bike emission free and the rider self-sufficient, even in remote areas where there are no mains charging points.
He calls it a “dream come true”, but it seems a fairly niche and short-sighted program.
Surely solar charging units that fit all electric vehicles would be more sustainable into the future than model-specific chargers.
However, it’s a step in the right direction.
The Cake Solar Power Charging System comes in three configurations in a Lego-like system. The smallest version is a lightweight portable unit that produces enough electricity to charge one bike, every day over its lifetime.
The larger and easier units will also cover part of a household’s total usage.