Is Cummins Going Electric?
Cummins has been awarded a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for its high power density inverter project, which is intended to spur advancements in zero-emissions vehicles. Cummins’ project will be focused on the development of advanced electric-drive components like traction inverters and lithium batteries to improve power density, durability, performance, life span, safety, and affordability. According to Cummins’ VP of Research and Technology, Wayne Eckerle:
“It’s our mission to help our customers reduce their carbon footprints today, as the transition to zero-emissions accelerates globally.” “As producers in early adoption markets, we use our learnings to improve the enabling technology, bring down costs, improve performance, and ultimately incentivize additional markets to transition.”