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Posts Tagged: Cummins

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 »

DOE awards $60 million to 24 emission-reduction R&D projects

The DOE has awarded $60 million in funding to 24 R&D projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. The projects, funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicles Technology Office (VTO), address the two largest contributors to transportation-sector emissions. Passenger cars and light-duty… 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 »

Cummins debuts Hybrid PowerDrive suite of PHEV solutions

Cummins (NYSE: CMI) unveiled the PowerDrive, a suite of plug-in hybrid powertrain solutions spanning light, medium and heavy-duty applications, at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The Cummins PowerDrive offers both parallel and series capabilities. It replaces the conventional transmission and switches in real time between two hybrid and two pure electric modes, optimizing the… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains introduces new electric drivetrain for Type A school buses

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which recently announced a plan to be acquired by Cummins, has introduced its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, suited for Type-A school buses. The Class 4 offering rounds out the company’s electric school bus solution portfolio for the North American market, which now includes Types C, D, and A. With a captive ridership… Read more »

Cummins acquires powertrain provider Efficient Drivetrains

Heavy-duty engine specialist Cummins (NYSE: CMI) has announced plans to acquire Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a producer of hybrid and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles that has often been featured in Charged. Cummins has been investigating the possibilities of electrification for a decade, but has been turning up the voltage over the… Read more »