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Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

| August 31, 2017


Recently, Cummins Inc. unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, including an electric heavy-duty Class 7 truck, demonstrating its mission to generate sustainable technologies.

For the first time ever, Cummins has revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV features Cummins state-of-the art battery pack offering, redefining energy-efficiency and density capabilities for the electric vehicle market.

Here’s what’ cool: The lighter, denser battery design allows it to hold a longer charge for improved range and faster charging, reducing down time. The concept truck design includes an Engine-Generator option for extended range capabilities, allowing users to benefit from Cummins B4.5 or B6.7 engines, providing a major advantage over today’s hybrid systems. These engine options offer 50 percent fuel savings compared to today’s diesel hybrids with zero emissions.

Additionally, the company also displayed the latest in near-zero natural gas engine technology, super-efficient diesel engines (the X12 and X15), and shared plans to introduce a revolutionary heavy-duty diesel engine in 2022.

“These new technological innovations build on our 100-year legacy of bringing the best solutions to our customers, driving their success and meeting the evolving demands of their industries and markets,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Chief Technical Officer, Cummins. “We will harness our global technical footprint to continue to develop a wide variety of power technologies to bring our customers the choice and solutions that enable their success and contribute to a sustainable future.”

“Over the past century, our ability to innovate and adapt has fueled our success and we are confident we are on the right path to do it again,” said Rich Freeland, Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer.

Cummins’ leadership has indicagted that energy diversity is critical to its future success. Some of the technologies the company is offering or developing include:

  • Clean Diesel;
  • Alternative Fuels and Power Solutions;
  • Natural Gas;
  • Electrified Powertrain Solutions; and
  • Digital Capabilities, Data & Analytics.

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Category: Commercial, Electric Vehicles, Uncategorized

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