Cummins Introduces New Zero Emissions Energy Technology

Its fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine, LFP battery and ePowertrain technologies from the recent acquisition of Meritor are shown for the first time.

COLUMBUS, IN September 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is showcasing its zero-emissions technology platform at IAA Transportation, the world’s largest mobility trade show, in Hannover, Germany. A number of new Cummins technologies, as well as ePowertrain technologies from the recent acquisition of Meritor, will be shown to the public side by side for the first time. Building on over a century of experience as a global power supply leader, Cummins is strengthening its commitment to the global adoption of end-to-end zero-emission technologies.

“Cummins has deep application experience and we are uniquely positioned to provide solutions that truly meet the needs of commercial applications,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President, New Power at Cummins. “Realizing a clean zero future will require the use of a range of technologies. It is our broad portfolio of zero-emission products that will enable us to meet the diverse needs of customers in the most challenging sectors and make the energy transition possible. »

One of the key zero-emission products Cummins is showcasing at the IAA is the fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine. Designed to meet the performance, layout and duty cycle requirements of heavy and medium duty trucks and buses, fuel cell technology comes in two module types: single 135kW and dual 270kW.

Scania in Europe and Daimler Trucks in North America have announced a collaboration with Cummins to develop and integrate these next-generation fuel cell engines into demonstration vehicles. These systems use fourth-generation variable pressure technology to achieve higher operating temperatures, density, and component power, making it easier to integrate the system into vehicles. They also feature high efficiency and extremely long duty cycles, reducing the total cost of ownership.

“We know our customers have different needs and complex service cycles, which is why we are focused on continuous improvement and innovation,” said Amy Adams, Vice President, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology at Cummins. “We are developing hydrogen fuel cell technology that provides the capability and flexibility to meet and exceed the power requirements of on-road commercial vehicles, proving that hydrogen is a viable solution to decarbonize the economy. »

IAA attendees will also see the following for the first time: a powertrain built using Cummins’ new Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery, Meritor’s ePowertrain 17xe and PCAS (power management system and accessories). Cummins recently added these to its portfolio when it acquired Meritor. The ePowertrain system relies on advanced bridge, motor and inverter technology to provide performance, efficiency and packaging benefits at a competitive price. In addition, the PCAS solution allows you to power the system as needed and manage the required subsystems, while reducing the package size and facilitating integration.

Cummins is adding an LFP battery to its Lithium-Ion battery range to expand support for electric vehicles. This LFP solution gives customers access to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries, making it ideal for the medium-duty truck and school bus market. With its multi-chemical strategy, Cummins is in a unique position to further expand its manufacturing capacity and diversify its supply chain to provide customers with more cost-effective electrification solutions.

“We are providing customers with options that enable them to adapt more quickly to a zero-emissions future,” said Brian Wilson, general manager of Cummins’ Electrified Components business. “With the recent acquisition of Meritor and our new multi-chemical approach, we will be able to tailor our solutions and provide a one-stop-shop for customer powertrain needs. »

The Cummins range includes four batteries, each designed for different applications and duty cycles, while demonstrating excellent complementarity: the LFP option, as well as three nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) batteries named BP95E, BP74E and BP30E. The BP95E is Cummins’ next generation solution that prioritizes higher power density in applications for customers requiring more weight sensitive solutions or greater reach. The BP30E is ideal for applications with limited space and extreme requirements, while the BP74E is the foundation of Cummins innovation and advancement in battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

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About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global leader in power technology, is a complementary business segment company that develops, manufactures, distributes and services a wide range of power generation solutions. The company’s product portfolio extends from diesel, gas, electric and hybrid powertrains to powertrain components, including filtration and aftertreatment devices, turbochargers, fuel systems, control systems, air handling systems, automatic transmissions, power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen production and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, USA, Cummins has employed approximately 59,900 people since its founding in 1919, committed to making the world a more prosperous place through three global corporate responsibility priorities that are critical to building healthy communities: education, environment and equal opportunities. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of independent and in-house distributors, and through thousands of dealers around the world. In 2021, Cummins made about $2.1 billion in profit on $24.0 billion in revenue. Find out how Cummins keeps the world going with press releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.

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