Cummins makes next zero-emissions step
The launch of Accelera is a step forward in Cummins’ efforts to achieve its Destination Zero strategy, focused on evolving Cummins technologies to reach zero-emissions across its product portfolio. Cummins’ Destination Zero strategy is rooted in the understanding that multiple solutions are required to achieve industry-wide decarbonisation across the diverse applications the company powers. Over the past several years, Cummins has made significant investment in research and technology, capital and acquisitions to build Accelera’s leadership and technological capabilities. Accelera provides battery electric and fuel-cell electric solutions across commercial and industrial applications with hundreds of electrolyzers generating hydrogen around the world today.
“Establishing Accelera reinforces our commitment to leading in zero-emissions solutions” – Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins President and Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Achieving our goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 requires leveraging our entire portfolio of businesses. As we have continued to lead in and advance the engine-based solutions that power our customers’ businesses, we have also built the broadest combination of zero-emissions technologies dedicated to the commercial vehicle industry like battery electric and fuel cell electric powertrain solutions and electrolyzers for green hydrogen production. Establishing Accelera reinforces our commitment to leading in zero-emissions solutions and highlights our unmatched ability to leverage our deep understanding of our customers’ needs and applications, technical expertise and extensive service and support network to walk hand in hand with our customers throughout the energy transition.”
Accelera is advancing a range of zero-emissions solutions, including hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, e-axles, traction systems and electrolyzers, to sustainably power a variety of applications, including buses.
In addition to today’s news, Accelera also announced a project with Blue Bird to power a new fleet of 1,000 electric school buses across the United States over the next 12-18 months. This is in addition to a project seeing it powering 52 fuel-cell city buses in Lingang, Shanghai.