U.S. manufacturer beats Tesla to stage with electric semi-truck

31 August, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
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The company said it plans to begin selling a 140 kWh battery pack for bus operators and commercial truck fleets in 2019, reports Forbes.

The Urban Hauler Tractor concept is a fully electric class 7 truck which is capable of hauling a 22-tonne trailer, the truck itself weighs 9 tonnes. The company also announced the development of a "high-efficiency" and spark-ignited system that promises diesel-like performance and durability for ethanol, methanol and gasoline applications while also meeting the most stringent emissions requirements. Working toward a Class 8 (15 tonne plus) integration, these engines "offer adaptability with Agility's Blue-IQ fuel delivery technology for full connectivity". Cummins says an extended-range version is also being developed.

In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Director of External Communications Jon Mills said Cummins, which now employs almost 10,000 Hoosiers, is continuing to invest in Indiana and assets like its Columbus technical center are critical to the company's global success. The company said it is embracing new technologies that allow its customers to contribute to a sustainable future.

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"We will leverage our deep industry and customer knowledge and our scale advantage to win". The company revealed its latest Near-Zero natural gas engines during the event. While Cummins is looking to a future with electrification and alternative power solutions, it says that diesel engines will be a popular option for years to come.

Cummins recruited engineering firm Roush to help design and build the concept semi truck. According to Cummins, it takes roughly one hour to recharge the battery, with the company planning on cutting that time to 20 minutes in 2020. It is expected to offer 300 miles between charges and 50 percent fuel savings compared to current diesel hybrid trucks. It seeks to streamline innovation, "bringing concepts from the idea stage to commercialisation at the most efficient and effective pace".



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