is our mission

Transport represents almost one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Moreover, air pollutants are now considered the world’s largest environmental health risk, and a major cause of premature death and disease. The world needs rapid action on reducing harmful emissions.

With our electric drive systems we want to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility. Sustainability is at the core of our mission.

Our solutions

Key sustainability features of pepper’s solutions:

  • Virtually zero local emissions in the operating phase*
  • Development of ‘Second-life’ & ‘Third-life’ concepts for our batteries to reduce production of new batteries
  • Highly energy-efficient drive and control systems
  • ‘Design for re-use’ and ‘Design for recycle’ approaches in the development of new components
  • Disposal of old diesel parts according to the 4R’s of sustainable waste management (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Recover)
  • Short and local supply chains to reduce emissions and support the local economy (approx. 80% of our main suppliers are from Germany and 20% from the EU)

* Bio-diesel is used in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system of our buses, when it is not electrically powered. Added to that, the air conditioning coolant has a low CO2 impact..

In addition to our kit, we develop software solutions in-house to manage the EV’s charging infrastructure. Through these smart solutions, our clients can not only regulate their power consumption and keep costs low, but also forecast their energy demand and usage.

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Our mission

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Emission-free mobility with pepper

Our product is aligned with the EU’s Paris Conference of Parties (COP) commitment to reduce the bloc’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
In addition to the EU, we are in line with the German government’s goal of increasing the use of clean road-transport vehicles. Owing to ambitious German and EU-targets as well as regulatory support, we see huge potential in market growth for the deployment of our low- and zero-emission drive systems.

Sustainability awards

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

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We practice sustainability

We are aware of our responsibility to the environment, to society and to strong governance standards. We understand our customers’, suppliers’, employees’, and investors’ expectations regarding corporate sustainability and recognize the importance of sustainable business practices.

We adhere to the relevant rules and regulations and are aligned with industry best practices to ensure we follow Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards.

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We commit to improving our environmental performance across our internal business operations and are striving hard to encourage our business partners to do the same.

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We commit to respecting the needs of and promoting the well-being of our clients, employees and the wider community in general.

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We commit to remain transparent, fair, and honest in our business activities.


Send us your no-obligation enquiry and we will be happy to advise you on all aspects of our electric drive systems.