Meet "The Makka."
Polestar is one of the more interesting players on the EV scene, responsible for the cool-looking Polestar 1 Coupe, and Polestar 2 SUV. Since becoming independent of Volvo back in 2017, this Swedish premium electric performance car brand has made some big moves, and plans to lure away Tesla customers with its innovative range of EVs. A month ago Polestar announced that it plans to double its global presence by the end of this year, but not before it starts building electric bikes.
Polestar recently revealed a limited edition electric bike named The Makka built in collaboration with EV bike company Cake.
The bike has been specially designed to work hand-in-hand with the Polestar 2 SUV and comes with a rear bike rack that not only secures this lightweight EV bike for transport, but also charges it while you drive. Once parked, the bike can be used to get you across the parking lot, onto the golf course, or onto your next outdoor adventure. The Makka features a slim LED headlight, black detailing, a frame and battery cover in Polestar Snow matte, and an Ohlins rear damper.
"Makka - Polestar edition by Cake is the next step in our brand collaboration and it gives us a chance to tackle broader mobility challenges. The lightweight bike connects with Polestar 2 via a cord that allows it to charge from our car, ready to tackle inner cities as well as explore the countryside," says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.
The Makka is expected to cost around $3,500 and offer a range of up to 37 miles of city riding and a top speed of 13 mph. The Makka will be the flagship product of Polestar's new 'Additionals web shop' which will also sell lifestyle products such as t-shirts and water bottles. Cake CEO Stefan Ytterborn sees the Makka as an extension of Polestar's emission's free mobility dream: "Instead of wasting time in a traffic jam, finding a parking spot or squashing up in a crowded train, together with the team at Polestar we want to make the future of mobility flexible, accessible and emission-free - while aiming to create cities for people, not for cars that pollute".