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Cummins showcases Li-ion battery portfolio; investing $500M in electrification efforts over 3 years

Cummins unveiled its lithium-ion battery portfolio at the Battery Show Europe held in May in Hannover, Germany. The portfolio includes battery packs and battery modules that can be integrated expertly with Cummins’ new electric and hybrid powertrain portfolio.

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.

—Andrew Penca, General Manager, Battery Systems at Cummins

Cummins showcased:

  • BP74E (74 kWh battery pack);

  • BP35E (35 kWh battery pack);

  • BM44E (4.4 kWh battery module); and

  • BM20E (2.0 kWh battery module).

These Cummins-designed and built battery packs and modules utilize 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 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.

Cummins also showcased the Cummins Hybrid Power Plug In (HPP) system (a range-extended electric vehicle, REEV), which combines battery power utilizing 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 United States and United Kingdom, Cummins now has unique Lithium ion battery pack design expertise across the entire energy storage spectrum.

—Andrew Penca

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