pepper motion and system partner BPW have signed a significant agreement on the road of e-mobility. As communicated by the partners, future collaboration is planned in the areas of telematics and digital services, parts procurement, and electrification solutions relating to trailers and their connection to tractor units.
Moreover, as part of the agreement, pepper will take over the 7.5-ton e-truck “BAX” developed by BPW into its product portfolio. This means that the entire product responsibility, sales, marketing and after sales will be transferred to pepper with immediate effect. BPW supplies pepper with core components such as the all-electric eTransport axle.
pepper motion and BPW. The future of the BAX e-truck
Although originally designed for inner-city operation, the BAX, with a battery capacity of up to 126 kWh, manages a range of over 200 kilometers and is thus also suitable for interurban operation. The flexibly adaptable, intelligent chassis architecture saves weight, and the low and compact cabin ensures greater safety and comfort in the city. The innovative eTransport electric axle drive from BPW continues to form the heart of the e-truck.
According to electrification specialist pepper motion, due to the mostly low range requirements and the predominant depot charging options, this 7.5-ton vehicle class is perfectly suited for electrification and quickly contributes to the decarbonization of delivery traffic in urban areas. In its design and with an impressive 3 ton payload, the BAX e-truck perfectly serves the desired customer requirements. Current customer inquiries and existing orders for the BAX are being handled jointly by BPW and pepper. New customers will be served directly by the pepper sales team with immediate effect. The vehicle will be initially sold in Germany, although the companies already plan to sell it all over Europe in the near future.
“We are delighted to have found a long-term, strategic partner in pepper, who is an expert in climate-neutral vehicle and drive concepts and, like us, stands for technical innovation. With the development of the production-ready 7.5-ton e-truck BAX, we at BPW have taken an important step towards decarbonizing road freight transport. Within our core business of chassis systems, sustainable solutions for the transport of goods continue to be a strategically important area of business,” said Markus Schell, personally liable managing partner of BPW.
“The BAX ideally expands our product portfolio, and we can now serve a promising market segment with this high-quality vehicle model in the short term. In the medium term, the BAX technology is a valuable basis in the development of further electrification solutions for the 7.5-ton market,” added Andreas Hager, CEO of pepper. “A 125-year company history speaks for itself – with BPW, we are gaining a reliable and innovative partner with whom we have a lot in common. Our mutual goal is to continue to push CO2 neutrality in the commercial vehicle sector with innovative emission-free products and solutions.”