Cummins will summarize at IAA Hannover its Destination to zero mission. Reporting on Cummins’ commitment to the onroad sector will be Jennifer Rumsey herself, recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.
‘Cummins destination to zero’ at IAA, Rumsey says
“With Destination Zero, we are working to reduce emissions today, advancing engine-based solutions and investing in the right technologies at the right time with a deep understanding of our customers as we work to decarbonize our industry in a way that is best for all stakeholders,” stated Jennifer Rumsey. “We have deep knowledge of our end markets and applications, each of which has unique technical, performance and service demands. We know how to adapt existing and new technologies into products that meet our customers’ needs, are economical and further the transition to zero-emissions solutions.”
There are seven ways for Cummins to make decarbonisation a best practice and not a slogan. According to the company, the first is the so-called agnostic platform. Cummins will showcase its fuel agnostic platform, demonstrating a practical way to reduce emissions now using technology that OEMs, fleet managers and operators are familiar with. Cummins’ fuel agnostic platform is a range of diesel, natural gas and hydrogen internal combustion engines derived from a common base. As well as the option to further reduce emissions with low and zero carbon fuels like hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), renewable natural gas and hydrogen, the platform offers OEMs common engine architecture across multiple fuel types and a high degree of parts commonality.
Next generation Diesel
With a foundation of almost 700,000 Euro VI, low-emission engines supplied, Cummins plans to showcase its next-generation advanced diesel platform, complete with new compact aftertreatment system. This brand-new product line is designed to meet multiple emissions standards including a stringent Euro VII. Offering virtually zero NOx and particulate matter (PM) with lower CO2, Cummins’ advanced diesel engines give customers the opportunity to reduce emissions alongside significant improvements in power and torque.
Hydrogen: ICE and fuel cell
Part of the fuel agnostic platform is what could become the initial step to reaching zero-emissions for medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturers – Cummins’ hydrogen internal combustion engine. When paired with green hydrogen, this engine produces zero well-to-wheel CO2 emissions. Cummins will display both medium- and heavy-duty hydrogen products, highlighting the technology’s ability to support decarbonization across multiple duty-cycles.
Cummins’ fourth generation fuel cell will showcase the rapid evolution of our zero-emissions technologies. For customers that need and want to reach zero greenhouse gas and zero criteria air emissions today hydrogen fuel cells can be a great solution. Building on the deployments of more than 2,000 fuel cells, this next generation product provides improved power density, efficiency and durability and is available in single and dual module engines for both medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Drawing on deep commercial application experience to develop the right battery solutions, Cummins will showcase multiple batteries that help a variety of on-highway customers reach zero-emissions today. With distinct chemistries, form factors and benefits, all tested and validated, Cummins has developed a lineup of the right electrified solutions to meet customer needs.
Cummins recently announced its acquisition of Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and electric powertrain technologies. The addition of Meritor strengthens Cummins’ industry-leading range of powertrain components and will enable accelerated development of electrified power solutions. Together, Cummins and Meritor will move further and faster in developing economically viable decarbonized powertrain solutions that advance Cummins’ Destination Zero strategy. Meritor products will be displayed on the Cummins booth for the first time at IAA.