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Clean Energy Mods for Cummins & Ryder

August 16, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, LNG, money awarded, NGVs, refuse, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Releases Earnings Results & Outlines Recent New Business, Too

Clean Energy Fuels has been picked as a preferred vendor to provide natural gas upgrades for facilities in Cummins’s distribution business unit. Clean Energy FMS/Facility Modification Services will thus “assist Cummins with their continued support for natural gas vehicle implementations.”

Cummins & Paccar for New Class 6 PHEV

April 12, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Project Has $4.5 Million in U.S. DoE Support

Cummins is teaming with Paccar to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% compared with conventional Class 6 vehicles. The project is backed by a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. updated April 13

“When fully loaded, Class 6 vehicles weigh between approximately 19,000 and 26,000 pounds and typical examples include school buses or single axle work trucks,” Paccar says.

Team members include Kenworth and Peterbilt parent Paccar, and representatives from Ohio State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory.

Class 6 Paccar-Kenworth T270.

Class 6 Paccar-Kenworth T270.

‘Close Integration and Control’

Cummins says that its researchers will select an engine to use as a battery-charging electric commercial vehicle range extender. “The range extender will be integrated, using advanced vehicle controls, with the electrified powertrain and other applicable technologies,” states a release.

“The close integration and control of the electrified powertrain with an appropriately selected engine is critically important to developing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system,” Cummins R&D VP Wayne Eckerle says in a release.

‘A Wide Range of Drive Cycles’

“We believe that through the team’s efforts we can soon make these innovations commercially available, which has the potential to translate into substantial savings annually per vehicle, helping our customers and the environment.”

To meet the needs of a wide variety of commercial fleet operators, “the reduction of fuel consumption will be met or exceeded during a wide range of drive cycles,” Cummins says. Fuel reduction goals are to be achieved via optimization of the internal combustion engine operation, “and other technologies including intelligent transportation systems and electronic braking.”

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Source: Cummins with Fleets & Fuels follow-up


Cummins & Agility to Make NGVs Better

May 5, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cummins Takes an Equity Stake in Agility Fuel Systems

Cummins, Inc. and Agility Fuel Systems said at ACT Expo in Dallas Tuesday “that they have entered into a strategic partnership intended to improve the natural gas vehicle user experience, and to drive adoption of natural gas as a vehicle fuel for the heavy duty truck and bus markets.”

Kenworth Adds Natural Gas for T880

August 18, 2014 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Flagship Vocational Model May Now be Specified with the ISX12 G Engine

Kenworth has added natural gas as an option for its new T880, the Paccar company’s flagship vocational truck.

Cummins Details 2.8-Liter E85 Engine

July 15, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Ethanol, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CEC Backing Promise of Reducing Greenhouse Emissions by 80%,
‘Successful Completion of this Project May Result in a New Market’

Cummins and Cummins Pacific are wrapping up road tests of the Ethos 2.8L, a 2.8-liter engine for medium trucks designed to run on E85/ethanol. Cummins Ethos 2.8L development is backed by the California Energy Commission, which is putting some $2.7 million into the overall $6.5 million effort.

ISX12 G Gets Heavy Exposure at MATS

March 21, 2012 in NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Cummins Announces Its Own 15-Liter Spark Engine

The 11.9-liter engine that’s been an open secret as the key to increased penetration of natural gas in over-the-road trucking is getting heavy exposure at the Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, just one month after the spark-ignition powerplant was formally announced as the ISX12 G by Cummins Westport, Inc.

Westport Firms 15L Supply, Announces 12L

February 24, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) said last week that it’s firmed up its supply agreement for the 15-liter engines used in its diesel-pilot Westport HD package for Class 8 trucks, and the firm has finally formally announced the 11.9-liter Cummins Westport spark-ignition engine.

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