According to Green Biz, Swedish energy supplier Vattenfall and Swedish e-bike manufacturer Cake joined forces to develop the first "fossil-free" dirt bike, which could save as much as 1.2 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

During the innovative manufacturing process, the companies state that they eliminate 1.186 tons of CO2, which is the same amount as if you were to fly from London to New York and back twice.

To improve the building process to such a degree, the team needed to look at sustainable materials, such as green plastic, aluminum and rubber, while trying to reduce carbon emissions coming from different parts of the bike, including the motor, batteries and the electronic systems.

Stefan Ytterborn, chief executive and founder at Cake, stated that "it's unlikely that many companies are aware of the carbon footprint of their own products."

"To understand and tackle our own impact, we have measured the emissions from our entire production chain for one Cake Kalk OR and started to decarbonize every step to a minimum by 2025."

"By doing so, our second most important contribution to the planet is to inspire other manufacturers to step up and do the same", he added.

Annika Ramsköld, head of corporate sustainability at Vattenfall, mentioned that "this is one such project where our main contribution is the broad knowledge in fossil free solutions and electrification of industries we have acquired over decades from our own as well as other industries."

Photo soruce: Cake