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pepper develops electric drive systems for buses, trucks, and special vehicles for a fast, economic, and sustainable entry into electromobility.

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The innovative and award-winning pepper electrification kits for buses, trucks and special vehicles offer the most sustainable form of mobility in passenger and freight transportation – both from an ecological as well as a commercial perspective.


Electrifying transportation – on the move emission-free at all times and everywhere with pepper!

Here at pepper, we are a strong team with a great deal of idealism. Day in, day out, we are passionate about driving successful mobility transformation in our society. Because the mobility of the future is green – climate-neutral, emission-free, and energy-efficient. It must be available to all people, affordable, and designed to meet their individual needs, whether on water, on land, or in the air.

Responsible management and sustainable use of resources and energy is a top priority in every step of development and work. Technology and innovation are what push us to develop completely new drive and vehicle concepts. They make an invaluable contribution to climate-friendly, emission-free mobility in our society. Our focus is on commercial vehicles in passenger and freight transportation. With our electric drive systems, we turn dreams into reality, enabling customers to enjoy the most sustainable form of mobility – both ecologically and commercially.


We have already received several international awards for our innovative mobility solutions for buses and trucks – something we are proud of.

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Alemannenstrasse 14
85095 Denkendorf


Technologiepark 31
33100 Paderborn


Industriestrasse 1
2100 Korneuburg


Mariahilfer Strasse 121b/4
1060 Vienna


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ZF Friedrichshafen AG

We offer a professional conversion solution comparable to the performance and standards of new electric vehicle.

pepper motion GmbH has established a preferred partnership with ZF Friedrichshafen AG where ZF supplies original components for the electric powertrain.

Our extensive development competence combined with ZF’s manufacturing  know-how: A partnership that ensures that the end result is a high-quality product that is comparable to a production vehicle.

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Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH

pepper motion GmbH and Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH have joined forces in a preferred partnership. The aim of the collaboration is to make greater use of synergies in the field of commercial vehicle electrification and to benefit from the partners’ value chains.

As an experienced vehicle builder, Paul Nutzfahrzeuge is an important partner in the area of production or conversion of selected types of vehicles, including know-how for new developements.

The company is a European market leader in the field of specialist vehicle construction and carries out chassis conversions, axle modifications, frame extensions, and special configurations on up to 1,000 commercial vehicles a year.

driveblocks GmbH

The two mobility companies pepper and driveblocks are working together on the future of the commercial vehicle industry: With a manufacturer-independent retrofit solution consisting of sensors, computers, and the associated software, it will be possible to equip electrified trucks with automated and autonomous driving functions in the future.

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chargebyte GmbH

The specialists for charging communication based in Leipzig are our preferred supplier for charging controllers. The ready-to-use controllers equipped with hardware and software are installed in our vehicles and charging solutions. We trust in chargebyte’s extraordinary expertise and over 10 years of experience in the field of charging solutions.

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Sono Motors GmbH

pepper motion GmbH and Sono Motors GmbH, the Munich-based solar mobility OEM, are cooperating on a joint project to integrate a solar retrofit solution for commercial vehicles. As part of this cooperation, a Mercedes-Benz Citaro C1 electrified with pepper technology will be equipped with a customized version of the Sono Motors solar solution – the Solar Bus Kit. The pepper vehicle is therefore the first electric bus to use Sono Motors’ solar technology. Over a period of two years, real data regarding the PV (photovoltaic) system’s energy yields and the consumption data of the assemblies connected to the 24 V battery will be collected and evaluated. The bus will enter the test phase on public roads with pepper customers as early as December 2022.

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TWAICE Technologies GmbH

TWAICE will support pepper and commercial fleet operators in both the development and operation of the electric vehicles. The battery analytics software allows the condition of vehicle batteries to be estimated and predicted in the field, long-term battery performance to be analyzed, maintenance to be predicted, warranty commitments to be adjusted, and a realistic residual value to be determined. It can also provide drivers with targeted usage recommendations. In this way, the TWAICE software makes the service life and economic efficiency of the vehicle batteries transparent.

REV Mobilities

REV Mobilities is our exclusive partner on the French market. Together we want to push the retrofitting of commercial vehicles in series quality in France. This first German-French cooperation in the field of retrofitting focuses on one of the strongest coach, bus and truck markets within Europe, showing enormous potential for commercial vehicle retrofitting.

Impact Clean Power Technology S.A.

pepper motion GmbH has concluded a supply contract for battery systems with Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. (Poland). The company now manufactures complete battery systems for pepper, developed according to the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle sector. The development of the battery systems to be produced by Impact is based on the design of a modular lithium-ion battery unit from pepper. The scalable battery system therefore effortlessly covers daily distances of 200 to 250 km. This meets the requirements of both buses in public transport and trucks in regional and urban distribution transport.

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You can obtain your GHG bonus via pepper. The certification of the GHG quota and the corresponding distribution bonus is handled by our partner elektrovorteil.de. Due to higher market shares, the bundling of several greenhouse gas quotas (GHG quotas) also results in better conditions when selling to petroleum companies. As a result, above-average sales prices and bonuses can be achieved in comparison.


Among our greatest supporters are:

Friedrich & Wagner Holding GmbH

Friedrich & Wagner is a private investment firm focused on sustainable mobility solutions. They are committed to innovative ideas that can make a positive contribution to our future.


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A private equity fund initiated by Lennertz & Co.

Lennertz & Co. is an owner-managed family office that operates independently and entrepreneurially and is focused solely on the success of its clients. The expert team at Lennertz & Co. – which can point to decades of experience – carefully reviews opportunities as they emerge in the segments of venture and growth capital, private equity, and blockchain.



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