Seven Things You Might Not Know Cummins Powers
Sure, Cummins powers trucks. But you might be surprised at what else we either power or provide dependable backup power to ensure smooth operations. Here’s just a few:
Statue of Liberty
For more than 130 years the Statue of Liberty has been welcoming visitors to New York City from Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Today, Cummins technology provides reliable ancillary power for this American landmark, which clicked on when the island suffered a power outage March 7, 2017.
Cummins worked with Wrightbus starting in 2009 to develop an updated Routemaster in the U.K. inspired by the iconic double-deck buses first unveiled in 1954. The new Routemasters use a combination of a Cummins diesel engine and an electric motor to cut emissions by 30 percent compared to conventional buses. They also reduce fuel consumption.
Siemens in 2016 produced its first ultra-low emissions locomotive featuring Cummins QSK95 engine, the largest the company makes. Siemens is building more than 70 diesel-electric locomotives for passenger rail service in states across the U.S. including California, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri and Washington, as well as powering trainsets for Florida’s new Brightline passenger rail service. (Photo courtesy of Siemens)
The Delhi Metro System, India
The Delhi Metro system has been instrumental in ushering in a new era in mass urban transportation in India. In the first two phases of the project, Cummins has been solely powering 140 stations with 610 gensets. More than 100 Cummins’ gensets have been engaged in Phase III of the project, which is underway.
Clean Bus Power in China
More than 1,000 hybrid buses operated by Beijing Public Transport Company are powered by Cummins engines. These buses offer significant environmental and energy saving benefits, using 20 percent less fuel while emitting significantly lower emissions than conventional technologies. Cummins also provides about 500 clean natural gas engines to public transportation customers in Beijing, transporting thousands of people every day.
A Host of Marine Applications
Cummins Marine offers a full line of engines for customers who want power, dependability and fuel-efficiency on the water. You can find Cummins engines in tug boats worldwide, and in recreational craft, too. One of the best known boats powered by Cummins is the Time Bandit, the crab boat featured in the Discovery Channel’s series “Deadliest Catch.”
As part of a massive renovation of its 103-year-old ballpark, Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs chose a Cummins QSK95 Series generator for backup power at Wrigley Field. The generator was installed in February, 2016, which turned out to be a very good year for the Cubs. They won the World Series.