Transport Enterprise Leasing planning to integrate Cummins’ X15H into heavy duty truck fleets
New 15-liter platform to be capable of running on zero carbon Hydrogen fuel
New 15-liter platform to be capable of running on zero carbon Hydrogen fuel
Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC (TEL) a leading commercial truck and trailer equipment lease and remarketing provider, and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a global power solutions provider, announced today that TEL has signed a letter of intent planning to purchase Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines when available. TEL will integrate the Cummins’ X15H hydrogen engines into their fleet of heavy-duty trucks.
“Our customers are at the heart of our company. Providing them with the best-value trucks equipped with lower emissions power options will ensure that we are prioritizing their continued success and also reducing our environmental footprint,” said Doug Carmichael, Chief Executive Officer, Transportation Enterprise Leasing, LLC. “Cummins’ investment in multiple technologies minimizing emissions allows us to achieve both.”
“We are pleased to see the leadership of customers like TEL, who are exploring solutions like our fuel agnostic platform to help their own customers. The future will include many solutions to help customers decarbonize that meet their varied needs and duty cycles, and we believe hydrogen internal combustion engines will play an important role,” said Amy Boerger, Vice President and General Manager North America, Cummins Engine Business.
Since announcing the fuel agnostic platform, which includes the Hydrogen option in both the 15 liter and 6.7 liter displacements, Cummins has responded to customer interest globally about the potential of the platform, and Hydrogen in particular.
“We believe this technology is not only essential for the future of our planet but also for our customers to have access to options that work for them,” said Jim Nebergall, General Manager, Cummins Hydrogen Engine Business. “Internal combustion engines that run on Hydrogen will provide customers a financially feasible and familiar power option.”
Hydrogen engines offer OEMs and end-users the benefit of adaptability by continuing to use familiar mechanical drivelines with vehicle and equipment integration. This mirrors current powertrains while continuing to provide the power and capability for meeting application needs. Significant reuse of parts and components from Cummins’ existing platforms drives scale advantages on cost and is also projected to deliver reliability and durability equal to diesel.
Hydrogen engines can use zero-carbon green hydrogen fuel, produced by Cummins-manufactured electrolyzers. The projected investment in renewable hydrogen production globally will provide a growing opportunity for the deployment of hydrogen-powered fleets utilizing either Cummins fuel cell or engine power.
Cummins Inc. will showcase its commitment to decarbonization at the industry’s largest tradeshow in Hannover, Germany this September. Cummins will display both medium- and heavy-duty hydrogen products, highlighting the technology’s ability to support decarbonization across multiple duty-cycles.
Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC. is a premier commercial truck and trailer equipment lease and remarketing provider. Since its inception in 2004, TEL has grown exponentially, with over 8,500 pieces of equipment leased throughout the United States, averaging over 6,000 wholesale equipment transactions per year. With over 100 staff and physical locations in Tennessee and Indiana, TEL has continued to offer customers quick access to best-value trucks and trailers with sustainable pricing and reduced maintenance exposure. More information can be found at www.tel360.com.
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