Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics supplier, has signed a letter of intent to buy 500 Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen inside combustion engines upon availability. (Earlier put up.) The 2 firms introduced earlier this yr that Werner Enterprises plans to validate and combine Cummins’ 15-liter pure fuel and Cummins’ X15H hydrogen engines, each a part of Cummins’ fuel-agnostic platform, into their fleet. (Earlier put up.)
X15H below growth
Since asserting the gasoline agnostic platform, which incorporates the hydrogen choice in each the 15-liter and 6.7-liter displacements, Cummins has responded to buyer curiosity globally concerning the potential of the platform, and about hydrogen particularly.
Our fleet clients have proven super enthusiasm for Hydrogen inside combustion engines, which we imagine could be a breakthrough know-how important to reaching Vacation spot Zero. With sufficient curiosity, we imagine we are able to manufacture this know-how at scale but this decade offering clients with an choice that may be a low preliminary price, prolonged automobile vary, powertrain set up commonality, and finish person familiarity.
—Jim Nebergall, Common Supervisor, Cummins Hydrogen Engine Enterprise
Vacation spot Zero is Cummins’ technique to go additional, sooner to cut back the greenhouse fuel (GHG) and air high quality impacts of its merchandise and attain net-zero emissions by 2050.
Hydrogen engines supply OEMs and end-users the advantage of adaptability by persevering with to make use of acquainted mechanical drivelines with automobile and tools integration. This mirrors present powertrains whereas persevering with to supply the facility and functionality for assembly utility wants. Important reuse of components and parts from Cummins’ current platforms drives scale benefits on price and can be projected to ship reliability and sturdiness equal to diesel.
Hydrogen engines can use zero-carbon inexperienced hydrogen gasoline, produced by Cummins-manufactured electrolyzers. The projected funding in renewable hydrogen manufacturing globally will present a rising alternative for the deployment of hydrogen-powered fleets using both Cummins gasoline cell or engine energy.