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Destination IAA: Cummins Unveils New Technology for Zero-Emission Power Solutions

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COLUMBUS, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is showcasing its zero-emissions technology platform at IAA Transportation, the world’s largest mobility trade show, in Hannover, Germany this week. A range of new Cummins technologies and recently acquired Meritor ePowertrain technologies are publicly available together for the first time. With more than a century of experience as a global energy leader, Cummins reinforces its commitment to providing comprehensive zero-emissions technology globally.

“Cummins has deep application expertise, and we are uniquely positioned to provide solutions that truly meet the needs of commercial applications,” said Amy Davis, vice president and president of New Power at Cummins. “Achieving a zero-emissions future will require a range of technologies. Our extensive zero-emissions portfolio allows us to meet the varied demands of customers in the hardest-to-reduce industries and enable the energy transition.

A key zero-emissions product that Cummins unveiled at the IAA is its fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine. Designed to meet the duty cycle, performance and packaging requirements of medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses, the fuel cell technology is available in single 135 kW modules and dual 270 kW modules.

Scania in Europe and Daimler Trucks North America have each announced collaborations with Cummins to develop and integrate these next-generation fuel cell engines into demonstration vehicles. The systems use fourth generation variable pressure technology to provide higher power density, power nodes and operating temperatures for easier system integration into vehicles. They also have high duty cycle efficiency and durability for a lower total cost of ownership.

“We know our customers have varying needs and complicated service cycles to support, which is why we’re focused on continuous innovation and improvement,” said Amy Adams, vice president of fuel cells and hydrogen at Cummins. “We are developing hydrogen fuel cell technology that demonstrates the capability and flexibility required to meet or exceed the power requirements of on-road commercial vehicles, proving that hydrogen is a viable solution to decarbonizing the economy.”

IAA attendees will also get a first look at a powertrain assembled with a new Cummins lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery, Meritor’s 17xe powertrain, and power and accessory control system ( PCAS) from Meritor. Cummins recently added ePowertain and PCAS solutions to its portfolio through its acquisition of Meritor. The powertrain relies on advanced technologies in the axle, motor and inverter, delivering performance, efficiency and package benefits at a competitive cost. Additionally, PCAS provides the necessary power and control of the necessary subsystems while reducing package size and simplifying integration.

Cummins is adding an LFP battery to its lithium-ion battery product line to expand support for electrified commercial vehicle applications. The LFP solution gives customers access to faster-charging, longer-life batteries, targeting the medium-duty truck and school bus markets. By employing a multi-chemical strategy, Cummins is able to further expand its manufacturing capacity and diversify its supply chain, providing customers with more cost-effective electrification solutions.

“We’re giving customers options to help them adapt more quickly to a zero-emissions future,” said Brian Wilson, general manager of electrified components at Cummins. “With the recent acquisition of Meritor and our new multi-chemistry approach, we will be able to scale our solutions and provide a one-stop-shop for customer powertrain needs.”

Cummins’ portfolio includes four batteries, each targeting a different and complementary duty cycle and use case. As well as the LFP option, this includes three Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries – the BP95E, BP74E and BP30E. The BP95E is Cummins’ next-generation solution that prioritizes higher power density in applications for customers who require more weight-sensitive solutions or have longer spans. The BP30E is ideal for space-limited applications and heavy-duty requirements, and the BP74E is the foundation of Cummins BEV innovation and progress.

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About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global energy leader, is a complementary business segments company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of energy solutions. The Company’s product line includes diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components, including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, control systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electrical power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems. , hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), since its founding in 1919, Cummins has employed approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, the environment and equal opportunities. Cummins serves customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distribution sites, and through thousands of retail locations worldwide and has earned approximately $2.1 billion in sales of 24, $0 billion in 2021. Learn how Cummins is powering an always-on world by accessing press releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.

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