19 Jun '17, 4am

Cummins to Make EV Powertrains for Buses and Trucks

Cummins to Make EV Powertrains for Buses and Trucks

Engine maker Cummins is going to build electric motors for use in buses in cities across the world. The company will start building these electric powertrains for buses in 2019. It said it sees more commercial and industrial opportunities in the future, especially as battery ranges improve. Cummins has long been known for making diesel engines. The company is based in Columbus, Ind., which is located between Indianapolis and Louisville. SEE ALSO: FCA and Cummins Hit With Second Suit Over Alleged Diesel Emissions Fraud “We will be in the market with electrified products in 2019,” Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger said Wednesday, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal . “That is a really exciting new area for the company.” The company says buses and local delivery fleets will be among the first to use EV powertrains, while trucks, forklifts and other machines will adapt the...

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