Search Results Found For: "Cummins"

Cummins to pay $1.6-billion fine for installing VW-style emissions cheating devices

Here we go again. The scandal that we dubbed VW’s Dirty Diesel Debacle opened a lot of folks’ eyes to the true priorities of automakers and other corporations. As reported in these pages, VW was truly sorry that it got caught, and performed several acts of contrition—it bought back a fraction of the defective cars,… Read more »

Cummins, Daimler and PACCAR form joint venture to advance US battery cell production

Three major players in the heavy-duty vehicle field are partnering to accelerate and localize battery cell production in the United States. Accelera by Cummins (the zero-emissions business unit of engine manufacturer Cummins, Daimler Trucks and Buses and PACCAR are forming a joint venture to manufacture battery cells for commercial EVs and industrial applications. Each of… Read more »

Cummins and Heliox to offer EV charging solutions for fleet customers

Motor manufacturer Cummins (NYSE: CMI), and fast charger maker Heliox are cooperating to sell and service EV chargers in North America. The companies will bring a mobile 50 kW DC charger and a stationary 180 kW DC charging system to market. The Mobile 50 is designed to plug into 480 V AC wall sockets, and… Read more »

Cummins tests new ePowertrain on track at Millbrook Proving Ground

Cummins, which  has been building diesel engines for heavy-duty vehicles since 1919, is methodically moving into the electric age. Now the company has successfully demonstrated a new ePowertrain for heavy-duty vehicles, using a test truck at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, England. The integrated 17Xe ePowertrain, developed by Meritor (now part of Cummins) with Advanced… Read more »

Cummins releases new electric powertrain for terminal tractors

Big engine specialist Cummins has released the new PowerDrive 8000 system for terminal tractors. Cummins will begin field tests of the new product with Kalmar, one of Cummins’ lead customers, in early 2022, and the two companies will partner to offer battery-electric terminal tractors globally. Terminal tractors (aka drayage tractors or yard goats) are ideal… Read more »

Gillig produces its 100th battery-electric bus, with Cummins battery system

Cummins and Gillig have announced the production of the 100th Gillig battery-electric bus built since the two companies began their collaboration on transit vehicles in 2019. The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri. “We’re thrilled that our 100th electric bus is going to Metro, an agency that we have… Read more »

Cummins partners with UC San Diego on second-life battery development

Cummins has announced a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches to effectively reuse and repurpose EV batteries. UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and will develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprised of Cummins battery… Read more »

Cummins to provide electric powertrain for Kalmar electric terminal tractor

Cargo handling company Kalmar has selected engine manufacturer Cummins to provide electric powertrain technology for Kalmar’s latest electrified terminal tractor. The Kalmar Electric Terminal Tractor is slated for launch in 2020 and will serve the European market. It follows the release of the Kalmar Ottawa electric terminal tractor in the US in 2018. Cummins will… Read more »

Cummins partners with Battery Innovation Center for testing, validation and training

Cummins, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial vehicle engines, has been steadily expanding its offerings to include hybrid and electric powertrains. Now the Indiana company has partnered with the nearby Battery Innovation Center (BIC) for support in testing of its battery systems and training for its workforce. The BIC has been helping Cummins… Read more »

Cummins, the diesel engine powerhouse, has had a busy year expanding its EV systems development

Cummins is a huge presence in the diesel engine market around the globe. The company designs, manufactures and sells billions of dollars’ worth of diesel engines (and some engines powered by “alternative fuels” such as natural gas). Ranging from 2.8 to 95 liters, the company’s engines are found in nearly every type of vehicle and… Read more »