COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2019--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has begun delivering eight Cummins-powered
all-electric vehicles to the United States Postal Service (USPS). The
fully-electric Cummins PowerDrive equipped vans are expected to
eliminate vehicle emissions and reduce fuel and maintenance costs.
The pilot program, made possible by a grant from the California Air
Resources Board to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
(SJVAPCD) and administered by CALSTART, will place the zero-emission
vehicles in Fresno and Stockton. Cummins will also provide operator
training, vehicle support and data collection to support the program.
“We’re excited to provide the US Postal Service with these
fully-electric vehicles for demonstration and testing. Cummins has a
storied history of providing dependable, quality innovations to help
power a world that is always on,” said Julie Furber, Vice President –
Electrified Power, Cummins. “This program demonstrates our ability to
help customers do real work in the real world. Cummins is committed to
continue as the leading power supplier in all the markets we serve. As
infrastructure and customer demand evolve, we’ll have the right
technology at the right time.”
The eight Cummins-powered vans will be in service by March 31, 2019. The
vans have an all-electric range up to 85 miles with a full load on urban
drive cycles typical of USPS collection vehicles. The direct drive
architecture provides improved performance over the gasoline-powered
version in critical areas of power and efficiency. The vans use the same
charging system as passenger electric vehicles (SAE J1772 Level 2) and
can reach a full charge in about eight hours, making overnight charging
a viable option.
In 2017, Cummins announced its commitment to invest $500 million in
electrification across many applications, markets and regions over a
period of three years. Cummins Electrified Power business’ 200 engineers
are solely focused on inventing electrified power solutions for its
customers. In 2018, the company announced partnerships and
collaborations with on- and off-highway OEMs who are working on
electrification solutions in products ranging from bus to medium duty
trucks, light commercial vehicles, excavators and drayage trucks.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad
portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel
and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as
related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls,
air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power
generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), since
its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 62,600 people
committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global
corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities:
education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves
customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a
network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor
locations and over 7,600 dealer locations and earned about $2.1 billion
on sales of $23.8 billion in 2018. See how Cummins is powering a world
that’s Always On by accessing news releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.
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About California Climate Investments
This USPS Zero-Emission Delivery Truck Pilot Commercial Demonstration is
part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts
billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas
emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the
environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. The cap-and-trade
program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in
clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.
California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing,
renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles,
environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and
much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in
disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Jon Mills – Director, External Communications – Cummins