Cummins develops new lithium-ion battery portfolio

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Tier 1 supplier Cummins has introduced its new lithium-ion battery line-up including battery packs and modules that can be integrated with Cummins’s new electric and hybrid powertrain portfolio.

“Cummins is committed to investing US$500m 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 of battery systems at Cummins.

“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.”

New technology introduced by Cummins includes the BP74E (74kWh battery pack); the BP35E (35kWh battery pack); the BM44E (44kWh battery module); and BM20E (20kWh battery module).

The Cummins-designed and built batteries use Li-ion technology with a high energy density and proprietary control technology to maintain high battery performance. A modular design also allows the system to be scaled to the capability and duty cycle of the application.

Additionally, the Tier 1 supplier has developed a Hybrid Power Plug In (HPP) system for REEV application that combines BP35E battery power with a compact engine-generator, using a four-cylinder Stage V F3.8 engine.

“With our recent battery pack acquisitions in the USA and UK, Cummins now has unique lithium-ion battery pack design expertise across the entire energy storage spectrum,” added Penca.

“We are pleased to release this new line-up 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.”

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