After Soldiers, African Wildlife Rangers Are Using Electric Motorcycles To Nab Poachers
Several African parks have placed orders for CAKE’s Kalk AP electric motorcycleby Punya Sharma, on LISTEN 02:30
A few days ago, we reported that Ukrainian soldiers were using electric motorcycles in the war to sneak up on the Russian army. Now, following in these footsteps, African wildlife conservation parks are equipping park rangers with electric motorcycles to travel deep in the forests and combat poachers.
Electric Bikemaker CAKE Supplying Electric Bikes To African Wildlife Parks
This news comes after a successful project between Southern African Wildlife College and popular electric bikemaker CAKE, who, as a result, has now received several orders for its Kalk AP electric motorcycle from African wildlife parks and conservation societies.
For those of you who don’t know, the Kalk AP is CAKE’s all-electric off-road motorcycle built in partnership with Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC). Based on the CAKE Kalk e-bike range, the motorcycle has a top speed of over 55 mph, thanks to a 15-horsepower electric motor, and can blend into the drylands due to its standout livery comprising tan brown and green colors. Meanwhile, other noteworthy aspects include long-travel suspension, a three-hour riding range, knobby tires, and smartphone connectivity.
Wondering how all this works in favor of wildlife parks? Well, according to CAKE’s commercial client Wildlife Conservation Alliance, the Kalk AP motorcycles are game-changers in the wild as they help keep noise and air pollution in check, while also saving fuel transportation costs.
On a side note, the off-road capabilities also help park rangers travel deep in the forest to chase poachers, plus sneak up on them thanks to the noise-less nature (compared to gas-powered bikes). There’s a small carrier-cum-grab rail outback too, that allows carrying a first-aid kit if necessary (shown in the picture).
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All in all, this is a great initiative, not just by preserving the environment standards but also because this, inadvertently, promotes the use of electric motorcycles in places where gas-powered bikes prevail.
Just after knowing this, we can think of a hundred other but similar applications where electric motorcycles should be used. Got some applications of your own? Comment down below and let us know!