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Cummins launches Li-ion battery portfolio

Cummins launches Li-ion battery portfolio

Cummins has unveiled its lithium-ion battery portfolio at the Battery Show Europe in Hannover, Germany, held from May 15-17, 2018. The portfolio includes battery packs and battery modules that can be integrated expertly with Cummins’ new electric and hybrid powertrain portfolio, providing customers with a broad range of flexible, scalable power solutions for small and large commercial applications.

“With a 100-year-long track record of powering our customers’ success, Cummins is leading the way in transforming the future of transportation with our cutting-edge lithium ion battery line up that’s part of a diverse power portfolio. Cummins is committed to investing $500 million in electrification over three years. These investments include innovation of fully electric and hybrid power solutions that will serve our markets as they adopt electrification,” said Andrew Penca, General Manager, Battery Systems at Cummins.

The company showcased BP74E (74 kWh battery pack), BP35E (35 kWh battery pack), BM44E (44 kWh battery module) and BM20E (20 kWh battery module) at the event. These Cummins-designed and built batteries utilise Li-ion technology with a high energy density and proprietary control technology maintaining a high battery performance for a longer zero emission range. The modular design allows the system to be scaled and aligned with the capability and duty cycle of the application. Cummins broad expertise ranges from low voltage packs (BM44E and BM20E) that power material handling applications to high voltage energy dense battery systems (BP35E and BP74E) that have the energy needed for long range buses and trucks.

Visitors experienced a wheeled loader powered by a Cummins Hybrid Power Plug In (HPP) system (a REEV), which combines battery power utilising the BP35E with a compact engine-generator, using a 4-cylinder Stage V F3.8 engine. The high-density battery enclosure and engine can be sized to deliver the best balance between ultra-low emission and zero emission operation for a variety of equipment from mobile cranes to wheeled loaders.

“With our recent battery pack acquisitions in the US and UK, Cummins now has unique Lithium ion battery pack design expertise across the entire energy storage spectrum. We are pleased to release this new lineup and showcase how we are using our century’s worth of deep customer and market expertise, as well as our robust global service network, to deliver electric and hybrid products tailored specifically to fit our customers’ needs,” said Penca.

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