Cummins to Equip Freightliner Cascadias With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain by 2024
Columbus, IN — Cummins Inc. is partnering with Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) to upfit Freightliner Cascadia trucks with its hydrogen fuel cell powertrain.
In an announcement this week, Cummins said it will be validating its fourth generation fuel cell powertrain on Freightliner trucks with plans to have initial units available in 2024 for selected customers.
Amy Davis, vice president and president of New Power at Cummins, described the partnership as an “important milestone.”
“Cummins and Daimler Truck have a strong history of partnership, and this next step into fuel cell electric vehicles is an exciting development for zero-emissions transport,” said Davis. “Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising solution for the demanding requirements of heavy-duty trucking.”
The two companies indicated the joint effort will support both organizations’ goals to reduce emissions across product offerings and operations.
Rakesh Aneja, vice president and chief of eMobility at DTNA, indicated leadership at the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America believes “hydrogen-powered vehicles can absolutely complement battery-powered electric vehicles in accelerating our carbon-neutral journey.”
“CO2-neutral commercial transportation must not only be technically feasible, but also economically viable for our valued customers,” said Aneja. “We remain focused on serving our customers by providing them with a choice of propulsion-technologies, ultimately resulting in solutions that best suit their business needs.”