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Cummins on Cummins: The Complete Series

It wasn’t just the striking red engines powered by the likes of gasoline, natural gas and, eventually, hydrogen that stood out when Cummins invited a handful of trucking industry editors to its headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. The biggest surprise was how transparent and candid Cummins leadership and segment managers were about engine technology that isn’t

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Natural gas engines in the Now: Potentially poised for growth

Don’t roll your eyes. Don’t shake your head. Natural gas could be ready for a comeback. “But we’ve been down this road before,”  you crow. True, but not with today’s engine technology. So let’s address the elephant in the natural gas engine room: performance and reliability. A common refrain from natural gas engine operations of

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Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales gained 11%

For the first five months of 2022, US and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales rose 11% year-to-date against comparisons of the same time period in 2021, as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) recently released by ACT Research. “Sales of NG-powered vehicles as reported by the six major truck

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Hexagon successfully acquires 40% stake in Cryoshelter

Hexagon Composites and Hexagon Purus recently announced that it signed an agreement to acquire a 40% stake in Cryoshelter GmbH, an Austria based company specialized in the development of cryogenic tank technology for liquid (renewable) natural gas (LNG/RLNG) and liquid hydrogen (LH2). Hexagon is pleased to announce that the transaction has been successfully completed, and

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Cummins test drive: Everything but a diesel engine

The first thing you need to know about Cummins’s engine strategy is its fuel-agnostic approach in both its heavy- and medium-duty engine lineups. What that means is the new fuel-agnostic engine platforms will feature a series of engines that are derived from a common base engine–below the head gasket of each engine will largely have

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PACCAR to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine

PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be specifically designed for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 HP output. The engine will include the integration of the Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies fuel delivery

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Hyliion, Cummins to bring natural gas Hypertruck ERX powertrain to the North America market

Hyliion Holdings Corp a provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, and Cummins Inc., a power solutions provider, recently announced the two companies are joining forces to optimize the Cummins natural gas engine as the generator for the Hypertruck ERX powertrain. Together the companies plan to obtain key environmental certifications for Cummins’ natural

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NFI places Hypertruck ERX order

Hyliion Holdings Corp recently announced that NFI has ordered 10 units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots. NFI’s focus on sustainably serving communities across North America led to their interest in the Hypertruck ERX. The order comes after the Hypertruck Innovation Council member visited Hyliion’s headquarters for a Ride and Drive experience

Decarbonization starts today: Quick thoughts from our visit with Cummins

Cummins is serious about sustainability. To prove it, they invited me out to their corporate headquarters to talk through the product plan and what Cummins calls “Destination Zero”–a path to zero carbon emissions powertrain options. The big takeaway was that Cummins isn’t going to wait for a single, perfect solution, quite possibly because there is

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Five truck trend takeaways from May

June marks the official start of summer, but before we jump right into the deep end, here’s a recap of some of our most popular stories we think made a big splash! So, if you’re looking for some easy reading after the long weekend, take a look at this month’s most popular stories that you

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An electric powertrain truck doesn’t have to mean plugging in

When you say the word “hybrid” fleet manager faces tend to scrunch up with incredulity. Now say “hydrogen fuel cells” and eyebrows raise and heads nod and the questions start coming. How is this fair? In today’s trucking world that’s driving slow and steady toward increased electrification, it can be overlooked that the “what if”

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US Hybrid announces natural gas hybrid powertrain technology

US Hybrid, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics, fuel cell, and hybrid electric vehicles, announced the launch of near-zero-emission natural gas-powered parallel hybrid powertrain technology to be used for drayage and long-haul trucks. After six years of research, development, and testing, US Hybrid’s new manufacturer agnostic technology will deliver more power, increased range, and a more

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