Destination IAA: Cummins unveils new technology for zero-emission power solutions

Columbus, Indiana –(Business Wire)– Cummins Incorporated (NYSE: CMI) will showcase its zero-emission technology platform this week at IAA Mobility, the world’s largest transportation exhibition, in Hannover, Germany. A series of new Cummins technologies and the recently acquired Meritor ePowertrain technology are shared for the first time. With more than a century of experience as a global power leader, Cummins is building on its commitment to delivering comprehensive zero-emission technologies around the world.

“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 energy at Cummins. “Achieving a net-zero emissions future requires a range of technologies. Our broad zero-emissions portfolio is our way of meeting the diverse needs of customers in the hardest-to-mitate industries and making the energy transition possible.”

A key zero-emission product Cummins will showcase 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 135 kW single and 270 kW dual modules.

Scania in Europe and Daimler Trucks in North America each announced a partnership with Cummins to develop and integrate these next-generation fuel cell engines into demonstration vehicles. The system uses fourth-generation transformer technology to provide higher power density, power node and operating temperature for easier system integration into the vehicle. They also feature strong run-cycle efficiency and durability for a lower total cost of ownership.

“We know our customers have different needs and complex work cycles to support, which is why we focus on continuous innovation and improvement,” said Amy Adams, vice president of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins. “We are developing hydrogen fuel cell technology that demonstrates the capacity and flexibility needed to meet or exceed the electricity demands of on-highway commercial vehicles — proving that hydrogen is a viable economical decarbonization solution.”

IAA attendees will also get their first look at a powertrain assembled from the newly introduced Cummins Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery pack, Meritor’s 17xe ePowertrain and Meritor’s Power Control and Accessory System (PCAS). Cummins recently added ePowertain and PCAS solutions to its product portfolio through the acquisition of Meritor. ePowertrain leverages market-leading axle, motor and inverter technology to deliver performance, efficiency and packaging benefits at a competitive cost. In addition, PCAS provides power and controls necessary subsystems where needed, while reducing package size and simplifying integration.

Cummins is adding LFP batteries to its lithium-ion battery product line to expand support for electric commercial vehicle applications. LFP solutions enable customers to achieve faster charging and longer battery life for the mid-duty truck and school bus markets. By adopting a multi-chemical strategy, Cummins is positioned to further expand its manufacturing capabilities and diversify its supply chain to provide customers with more cost-effective electrification solutions.

“We’re giving our customers options so they can adapt faster to a zero-emissions future,” said Brian Wilson, general manager of electrified components at Cummins. “Through the recent acquisition of Meritor and our new multi-chemical approach, we will be able to customize our solutions and provide a one-stop shop for our customers’ powertrain needs.”

Cummins’ product portfolio includes four batteries, each targeting a different duty cycle and use case, and complementing each other. In addition to the LFP option, this includes three Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries – BP95E, BP74E and BP30E. The BP95E is Cummins’ next-generation solution prioritizing higher energy density in applications for customers who require a more weight-sensitive solution or have longer range. The BP30E is ideal for space-constrained applications and demanding requirements, while the BP74E is the foundation of Cummins BEV innovation and advancement.

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About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Corporation, a global power leader, is a company of complementary business units that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products cover diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains, as well as powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, control systems, air handling systems, automatic transmissions , power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen production and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins, with approximately 59,900 employees since its founding in 1919, is committed to building greater prosperity through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, the environment and equal opportunity world powered. Cummins serves customers online through a network of company-owned and independent dealers and thousands of dealers worldwide, with 2021 sales of $24 billion and revenue of approximately $2.1 billion. Learn how Cummins is powering an always-on world by visiting press releases and more at

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