Cummins finds a customer for ICE hydrogen technology

Engine manufacturer Cummins will supply Transport Enterprise Leasing (TEL) with 15.0L hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines under a letter of intent signed between the two companies.

TEL will purchase the Cummins X15H hydrogen engines when available and integrate them into its heavy truck fleet.

Cummins announced in February that it had redesigned its B, L and X series engine portfolios to run on hydrogen in addition to diesel and natural gas. The call The fuel independent platform includes the option of hydrogen in 6.7 L and 15.0 L displacement.

The platform uses engine blocks and core components that share common architectures and a high degree of commonality. Largely similar components will be below the head gasket for each engine, while different components for different individual fuel types will be above the head gasket.

Parts consistency will offer greater benefits to both truck OEMs and end users, including similar engine footprints, diagnostics and service intervals, Cummins says. This means it will be easier for OEMs to integrate a variety of fuel types into the same truck chassis with minimal costs for technician training and refurbishment of service locations, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for the user. final.

“Our customers are at the heart of our company. Providing them with the best value trucks equipped with low-emission power options will ensure that we prioritize their continued success while also reducing our environmental footprint,” says Doug Carmichael, CEO of TEL. “Cummins investment in multiple technologies that minimize emissions allows us to do both.”

Adds Jim Nebergall, general manager of the Cummins Hydrogen Engine Business: “We believe this technology is not only essential for the future of our planet, but also for our customers to have access to options that work for them. Hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines will provide customers with a familiar and financially feasible power option.”

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Cummins will showcase medium and heavy-duty hydrogen products, highlighting the technology’s ability to support decarbonization across multiple duty cycles, at this month’s industrial technology trade show in Hannover, Germany.

TEL leases more than 8,500 pieces of equipment in the US, averaging 6,000 wholesale equipment transactions per year.

Cummins comprises complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products include diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid propulsion systems and related propulsion system components.

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Cummins fuel independent engines.

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