At this year’s Eurobike, drive specialist Pendix will be presenting its new mid-mounted motor including gearbox for the first time: the Pendix gDrive. The Zwickau company focused on sustainability during development. Thanks to the modular drive, individual components can be replaced if necessary, which enables cost-efficient and resource-saving use of the system.
Pendix guarantees the long-term supply of spare parts through its network of over 1,200 dealers across Europe. The integrated mid-engine is produced in Germany. The components required for it come mainly from the plants of the Johnson Electric Group, to which Pendix has belonged since October 2022.
The global company has set itself the goal of converting all factories to renewable energy by 2025 and reducing a quarter of previous C02 emissions by 2030. This makes the value chain for the Pendix gDrive clearly comprehensible and as environmentally friendly production possible.
Pendix Managing Director Thomas Herzog is looking forward to the presentation at the Eurobike: “With the Pendix gDrive we have developed a sustainable and reliable motor that can be easily repaired. Together with our large dealer network, the Pendix gDrive is the safe choice for manufacturers and end customers.”
Head of Technology Christian Hennig is also enthusiastic about the new engine: “Officially, the G in the Pendix gDrive stands for gear, but green would have been a good fit. Short delivery routes and sustainable production have always been important to us, and with the new drive we are now going one step further.”
Eurobike will take place from June 21 to 25, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main. Pendix presents the Pendix gDrive in Hall 8, Stand E24. Test drives with the previous systems are possible on the outdoor area in area D13. The Pendix gDrive is scheduled to hit the market in 2025.
Pendix GmbH has existed since 2013 and is based in Zwickau, Saxony. The five founders have launched a retrofit drive for bicycles that turns almost every bike into an e-bike. Development, optimization and production take place exclusively in Germany. The company currently employs over 60 people. The group also includes VSC BIKE GmbH, based in Saxony-Anhalt, which manufactures industrial bikes for Deutsche Post, among others. Since October 2022, Pendix has been part of the Hong Kong-based Johnson Electric Group.