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Cummins joins electric truck race

In a surprise move, Cummins has taken on the electric truck competition by unveiling an all-electric truck, the Aeos, launching the prototype just before the highly anticipated Tesla launch due in September.

The launch took place at the technical centre in Columbus, Indiana, where the company also unveiled its near-zero natural gas engine technology.

The company displayed its reportedly ‘super-efficient’ diesel engines – the X12 and X15 – and also shared plans to introduce a revolutionary heavy-duty diesel engine in 2022. 

“These new technological innovations build on our 100-year legacy of bringing the best solutions to our customers, driving their success and meeting the evolving demands of their industries and markets,” said Cummins Chief Technical Office, Jennifer Rumsey. “We will harness our global technical footprint to continue to develop a wide variety of power technologies to bring our customers the choice and solutions that enable their success and contribute to a sustainable future.”

During the event, which included tours of the Cummins technical centre, Cummins leaders and scientists showcased the company’s continued innovation and work in analysis-led design capability, virtual reality, alternative fuels and digital capabilities, all of which are reportedly positioning the company to win in current and future technologies and in new markets.

“As a global power leader for the commercial and industrial customers we serve, with an unmatched service and support network, we are better positioned than any other company to win in new and emerging technologies and in new markets,” said Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer, Rich Freeland. “We will leverage our deep industry and customer knowledge and our scale advantage to win. Over the past century, our ability to innovate and adapt has fuelled our success and we are confident we are on the right path to do it again.”

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