Kenworth T680, T880 trucks with Cummins X15N to begin production

Kenworth T680, T880 trucks with Cummins X15N to begin production

Production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine will start in Q3 2024.

Kenworth announced that it will begin production of Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in the third quarter of this year.

According to Cummins, the X15N, powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) or Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), is a 15-liter natural gas engine that produces between 400-500 HP with up to 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, and is compatible with Eaton Cummins Endurant and Allison transmissions.

Kenworth tells us the Cummins X15N meets EPA emission requirements and CARB 2024 Low NOx standards and features up to a 10% improvement in fuel economy over Cummins’ 12-liter natural gas engine with similar rating and duty cycle.

Kenworth says with the Cummins X15N, customers can select factory frame drilling options for back of cab Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies or Hexagon Agility CNG/RNG fuel systems. Additional non-factory fuel systems are available to ensure flexibility for any application or configuration of the natural gas fuel system, including rail mounted and body mounted fuel storage. Kenworth adds that back of cab natural gas fuel delivery systems can deliver up to a 175-diesel gallon equivalent (DGE), making the X15N an efficient diesel alternative for customers that require longer range and power from their engine.

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