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pepper wins European Transport Award for Sustainability

By 23. November 2021January 4th, 2022No Comments

Denkendorf, 11.23.2021 – On November 18, 2021, pepper motion GmbH was awarded the European Transport Prize for Sustainability (ETPN) 2022 for its etrofit truck electrification kit. The panel of judges, made up of independent industry experts from the worlds of science, business, and the press, chose the innovative electrification solution from the first digital OEM in the commercial vehicle industry in the “Electrified Truck” category.

This prestigious industry award, which was presented for the sixth time in a row, was open to companies from the commercial vehicle sector that combine economic success with social responsibility and environmental protection in a special way – and whose sustainable actions lead to further growth and prosperity. This year, there were 15 prizewinners in 15 categories.

The European Transport Award for Sustainability has been awarded every two years since 2011 for the following year by the Transport newspaper and HUSS-VERLAG (Further information at

Valuable Industry Award

“We are very pleased to receive this award, which confirms that we will continue to work on solutions that are sustainable and at the same time stand out for their practicality and economic feasibility. Only with innovative technologies can our society make progress in achieving climate protection goals,” explains Dr. Vera-Maria Graubner, COO pepper motion GmbH, who accepted the award on behalf of the pepper team. “The award is due to all pepper colleagues who work with great dedication every day to continuously develop our unique mobility solutions to the highest quality standards.”

etrofit Electrification Kit for Trucks

Developed to OEM standards, pepper’s series solutions give commercial vehicles an environmentally friendly second life as electric vehicles, enabling fleet operators to quickly switch to zero-emission transportation.

As a manufacturer and developer, pepper electrifies its customers’ own vehicles, provides conversion companies and OEMs with complete etrofit kits, or end customers with already converted vehicles.

The electrification kit includes all the components needed to convert a vehicle or for a new vehicle build. From the battery, electric motor, auxiliary components, and control unit with system software developed in accordance with ISO 26262 for functional safety, to the interface to the (existing) vehicle, modular and fully validated complete packages are available. The technological heart of the drive system is the company’s own system architecture software. The battery capacity of the electric drive system can be scaled up from the smallest version with 120 kWh to 240, 360 or even over 700 kWh net, depending on the application scenario. pepper essentially provides electrification solutions for trucks larger than 7.5 t.


Dr. Vera-Maria Graubner, pepper motion GmbH,
with the European Transport Award for Sustainability
(Source: HUSS-VERLAG GmbH) (Download)


About pepper motion GmbH:

pepper – electrifying transportation! The German, privately financed company with headquarters in Denkendorf and offices in Garching near Munich employs almost 100 people.

As the first digital OEM worldwide (without its own warehousing and manufacturing), pepper offers innovative solutions for the electrification (retrofitting) of used and new commercial vehicles such as trucks in distribution transport, buses in local public transport (LPT), and municipal vehicles. pepper is ISO 9001 certified and as such is the only supplier of conversion solutions to ensure operational safety according to international automotive industry standards such as ISO 26262 for functional safety. A network of international partners guarantees service and availability across Europe.

With its holistic approach to telematics, charging infrastructure, fleet management and autonomous driving, the company designs quickly implementable and cost-efficient solution packages for sustainable mobility transformation and a “second life” for existing commercial vehicles. They effectively support the implementation of the CO2 reduction targets in accordance with the European Green Deal Agreement and the Clean Vehicles Directive (CVD), active as of mid 2021.

pepper was awarded the German Mobility Prize (2018) and the Austrian VCÖ Mobility Prize (2019), as well as being voted one of the top 50 start-ups in Europe in the field of mobility (2020, EUSP).

The subsidiary pepper motion Austria GmbH, based in Vienna, is the pepper Group’s development center. pepper is represented with further sales locations in Italy, Poland and Bulgaria.

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