Cum­mins Inc.

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Cum­mins Inc. pre­sented in­no­va­tions to achieve a low Ni­tro­gen Ox­ides (NOx) emis­sions fu­ture. It dis­played a con­cept emis­sions con­trol sys­tem ca­pa­ble of min­imis­ing emis­sions to lev­els pre­vi­ously thought un­fea­si­ble, in­clud­ing a pos­si­ble next level of Euro VII reg­u­la­tions. Com­bin­ing next gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy with the lat­est smart dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies to drive diesel en­gine evo­lu­tion,

Cum­mins high­lighted the use of en­hanced de­sign tools and ad­vanced ma­te­ri­als like com­pos­ites to re­duce com­po­nent weight and en­hance ve­hi­cle pro­duc­tiv­ity. With most CV in­dus­try stake­hold­ers stress­ing on a diesel-free CV en­vi­ron­ment, Cum­mins, through tech­ni­cal ad­vance­ments, seemed to send a mes­sage that diesel is con­tin­u­ing as a pri­mary source of power in CVs for the fore­see­able fu­ture yet. The com­pany show­cased a smart con­nected suite of wire­less mon­i­tor­ing, re­port­ing, cal­i­brat­ing and ser­vic­ing ap­pli­ca­tions to help boost ve­hi­cle up­time and re­duce the to­tal cost of own­er­ship. The ad­vanced suite of plugin hy­brid elec­tric pow­er­train so­lu­tions com­ple­ments Pow­erDrive, an ad­vanced suite of plug-in hy­brid elec­tric pow­er­train so­lu­tions span­ning light, medium and heavy­duty ap­pli­ca­tions.

A Ken­worth T370 US Class-six truck took cen­tre stage as an elec­tric hy­brid util­ity truck. The truck is pow­ered by a Cum­mins B6.7 en­gine paired with a Cum­mins Pow­erDrive 6000. The Cum­mins Pow­erDrive of­fers both par­al­lel and se­ries ca­pa­bil­i­ties, and could re­place con­ven­tional trans­mis­sion and switches in real time be­tween two hy­brid, and two pure elec­tric modes in a bid to op­ti­mise the pow­er­train for the best fuel eco­nom­ics in any driv­ing sit­u­a­tion. Also con­fig­ured with ex­portable grid qual­ity elec­tric power to recharge ve­hi­cles and a re­cov­ery crane op­er­at­ing on ei­ther elec­tric or en­gine power take-off, the Cum­mins Pow­erDrive sys­tem with a flex­i­ble ar­chi­tec­ture, claimed sources, have trav­elled more than six mil­lion miles in a fleet set­ting in the United States and China. A US Class-six truck pow­ered by the Pow­erDrive with a 50mile (80 km) elec­tric range, claimed sources, re­alised re­duced emis­sions by up to 80 per cent in com­par­i­son to a con­ven­tional ve­hi­cle in the same class. The truck demon­strated a re­duc­tion in fuel costs by be­tween 40 to 80 per cent, sub­ject to the drive cy­cle.

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