The new Cummins Machine Integration Center in Columbus, Indiana (USA), is capable of testing a variety of powertrains, including electrified power, and represents another significant step in the company’s efforts to enhance innovation across a broad portfolio of power options.
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that it is acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which designs and produces hybrid and fully- electric power solutions for commercial markets. Adding EDI to the Cummins portfolio is the latest step forward in Cummins’ efforts to become a global electrified power leader.
Displayed on stand F021 in hall 5A, the range extended electric driveline (REEV) is suitable for a wide range of equipment including wheeled loaders, mobile cranes and excavators.
“Cummins is developing a portfolio of alternative power for the industrial market, including full electric and range extending electric drivelines. These complement our Stage V clean diesels and enable us to offer the best solutions for our customers, whatever their needs,” said Julie Furber, Executive Director, Cummins Electrified Power Business.
Cummins today announced that over 4,000 clean diesel Euro 6 buses are operating in Turkey powered by the F3.8, B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engines across a broad 115 to 246 kW (154-330 hp) output. Since first introduced in early 2016, Cummins Euro 6 engines have been widely used in city bus, shuttle, intercity and tourist bus applications to make a significant contribution to improving air quality and lowering CO2 greenhouse gas emissions.
Cummins today introduced an electric system for city bus, shuttle and intercity bus applications in Turkey at the BUSWORLD show taking place in Izmir. The system is configurable either for a full battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a range extended electric vehicle (REEV) incorporating an engine-generator to combine energy delivery with the battery pack.
The leader of Cummins’ Electrified Power business said this week customers are best served by a company offering a broad portfolio of products so they can choose the power solution that works best for them.
“Different solutions meet different needs,” Julie Furber told the Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana (U.S.A.). “…We believe (offering) a variety of solutions is the way to go.”
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s UK automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. As part of the acquisition, Cummins and Johnson Matthey also agreed to collaborate on the development of high energy battery materials for commercial heavy duty applications.
Here are five things to remember:
1.WHILE ELECTRIFICATION HAS TREMENDOUS PROMISE, IT’S NOT THE ANSWER FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW
That’s why Cummins has pledged to first bring to market an all-electric powertrain for buses and delivery vehicles by 2019. We believe electric vehicles make the most sense in urban areas where the drive ranges are shorter and the vehicles can more easily be recharged. Many cities around the world are looking at electrification as a means to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases (GHGs).
"To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network," said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. "By adding the expertise of Brammo and its employees to Cummins, we are taking a step forward in our electrification business and differentiating ourselves from our competition. As always, when markets are ready, Cummins will bring our customers the right power solution at the right time to power their success."
Cummins recently announced their acquisition of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins’ efforts to become a global electrified power leader.
Here are five interesting facts about Brammo and their products.