Destination IAA: Cummins unveils new technology for zero-emissions power solutions


Columbus, India - (work wire) — Cummins Inc (NYSE: CMI) is showcasing its zero-emission technologies program this week at IAA Transportation, the world’s largest mobility fair, in Hanover, Germany. A suite of new Cummins technologies and recently acquired Meritor ePowertrain technologies are available to the public together for the first time. With more than a century of experience as a global energy leader, Cummins solidifies its commitment to providing comprehensive zero-emissions technology on a global scale.

“Cummins has deep application expertise, and we are uniquely positioned to provide solutions that truly fit the needs of commercial applications,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. “Achieving a net-zero future will require a combination of technologies. Our extensive zero-emissions portfolio is how we will meet diverse customer requirements across industries that are hard to mitigate and make the energy transition possible.”

One of the major zero-emission Cummins products disclosed at the IAA is the fourth generation hydrogen fuel cell engine. Designed to meet the duty cycle, performance and packaging requirements of trucks and medium and heavy buses, the fuel cell technology is available in dual 135 kW and 270 kW units.

Scania Europe and Daimler Trucks North America announced their collaboration with Cummins to develop and integrate next-generation fuel cell engines into their experimental vehicles. The systems use fourth-generation variable pressure technology to provide higher energy density, energy knots and operating temperatures to facilitate system integration into vehicles. It also features robust duty cycle efficiency and durability for a lower total cost of ownership.

“We know our customers have diverse needs and complex business cycles to support them, which is why we focus on continuous innovation and improvement,” said Amy Adams, Vice President, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins. “We are developing hydrogen fuel cell technology that demonstrates the capacity and flexibility needed to meet or exceed the energy needs of commercial highway vehicles - proving hydrogen as a viable solution to decarbonize the economy.”

IAA attendees will also get a first glimpse of a transmission assembled with the newly introduced Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery pack, Meritor’s 17xe ePowertrain and Meritor’s Power Control and Accessory System (PCAS). Cummins recently added ePowertain and PCAS solutions to its portfolio through its acquisition of Meritor. ePowertrain takes advantage of market-leading technologies in the hub, motor and inverter, delivering performance, efficiency and packaging benefits at a competitive cost. In addition, PCAS provides power when needed and control of necessary subsystems while reducing package size and simplifying integration.

Cummins is adding the LFP battery to its line of lithium-ion batteries to expand support for electrified commercial vehicle applications. The LFP solution gives customers access to faster charging and longer-lasting batteries, targeting the mid-size truck and school bus markets. Using a multiple chemical strategy, Cummins is in a position to expand its manufacturing capacity further and diversify its supply chain, providing customers with more cost-effective electrification solutions.

“We are giving customers options to enable them to adapt to a zero-emissions future faster,” said Brian Wilson, general manager of electric components at Cummins. “With the recent acquisition of Meritor and our new multi-chemistry approach, we will be able to tailor our solutions and offer a one-stop shop for customers’ powertrain needs.”

Cummins’ portfolio includes four batteries, each targeting a different duty cycle and use case and complementing each other. In addition to the LFP option, this includes three nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) batteries - the BP95E, BP74E and BP30E. The BP95E is Cummins’ next generation solution that prioritizes greater power density in applications for customers who require more weight-sensitive solutions or have longer ranges. Ideal for meeting space-constrained applications and demanding requirements, the BP74E is the foundation for innovation and advancement in Cummins’ BEV.

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About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., one of the world’s leading energy companies, is a complementary business segment that designs, manufactures, distributes and service a broad range of energy solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines, electric and hybrid drives, powertrain-related components including filtration and aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, control systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electric power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to promoting a more prosperous world through three global priorities for corporate responsibility critical to healthy communities: education, environment, and equal opportunity. . Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor sites, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide, and generated approximately $2.1 billion in sales of $24.0 billion in 2021. Learn how Cummins is powering a working world. Always by accessing our newsletters and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.