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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