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.