COLUMBUS, Ind., and PORTLAND, Ore. — Cummins Inc. and Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) are collaborating to upfit Freightliner Cascadia trucks with Cummins’ fourth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, which provides improved power density, efficiency and durability, according to the two companies.
“Cummins and Daimler Truck have a strong history of partnership, and this next step into fuel-cell electric vehicles is an exciting development for zero-emissions transport,” said Amy Davis, vice president and president of new power for Cummins. “Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising solution for the demanding requirements of heavy-duty trucking. Our collaboration in this market is an important milestone for both companies as we work to accelerate the shift to a carbon-free economy.”
Cummins and Daimler hope to have the first units available in 2024.
“CO2-neutral commercial transportation must not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable for our valued customers,” said Rakesh Aneja, vice president and chief of eMobility at DTNA.
“Depending on the customer application and energy infrastructure considerations, hydrogen-powered vehicles can absolutely complement battery-powered electric vehicles in accelerating our carbon-neutral journey,” Ajeja continued.
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Daimler, Cummins join forces to produce HFCEV Freightliner CascadiaComment
To much to comment on. But I’ll start by saying this government is making it very hard to be a trucker and even harder to retire with man made inflation. There is no oil shortage so the price of fuel should not be this expensive. They are forcing electric vehicles upon us. Which is no better for the environment. Batteries die and have to be replaced with new ones while the old ones end up in the landfills which is another disaster. If the ozone has a hole in it. It’s because they put the hole in it by constantly breaking through it putting up satellites to spy on us. I don’t believe NOTHING this government tells us. Trucker shortage is because of this BS Clearinghouse it needs to be disband and sent away. ELDs is having trucks lined up and down the freeway off ramps and leaves no where to park. Truck stops are overloaded at night with no where to park because of the ELD. Truckers use to fight back with government overreach. Now they can’t because half the truck’s are owned by Punjabis and they don’t help with the fight back. When the people can’t find food or gas because of government overreach then you will see a possible civil war. I have been trucking 41 year’s with zero accident’s and zero tickets. And I’m feeling like this government Republican and Democrats are forcing a depression upon us with all of the BS regulations and lying about fuel shortages when there are none. DEF is no better. It makes this so-called low sulphur diesel burn fast like gasoline when diesel use to burn slow. Hopefully we can go back to the old way of regular diesel without needing DEF. DEF IS A RIP-OFF. PERIOD.