Werner Enterprises has signed a letter of intent to buy 500 of Cummins’ 15-liter hydrogen inside combustion engines upon availability.
The 2 corporations introduced earlier this 12 months that Werner Enterprises plans to validate and combine Cummins’15-liter pure fuel and Cummins’ X15H hydrogen engines, into their fleet.
“At Werner, we’re dedicated to a 55% discount in greenhouse fuel emissions by 2035 as a result of we acknowledge the vital position our sustainability efforts play,” stated Werner Chairman, President and CEO Derek Leathers in a press launch. “Our prospects are exhibiting elevated curiosity in additional sustainable decisions within the market, and we see vital potential in using Cummins’ gasoline agnostic platform to proceed the momentum towards lowering our carbon footprint.”
Since asserting the gasoline agnostic platform, which incorporates the hydrogen choice in each the 15 liter and 6.7 liter displacements, Cummins has responded to buyer curiosity globally concerning the potential of the platform, and hydrogen specifically.
“Our fleet prospects have proven large enthusiasm for hydrogen inside combustion engines, which we consider is usually a breakthrough expertise important to reaching Vacation spot Zero,” stated Jim Nebergall, normal supervisor of the Cummins hydrogen engine enterprise. “With sufficient curiosity, we consider we will manufacture this expertise at scale but this decade offering prospects with an choice that may be a low preliminary value, prolonged car vary, powertrain set up commonality, and finish consumer familiarity.”
Hydrogen engines provide OEMs and end-users the good thing about adaptability by persevering with to make use of acquainted mechanical drivelines with car and gear integration, Cummins officers stated. This mirrors present powertrains whereas persevering with to supply the ability and functionality for assembly software wants. Important reuse of elements and elements from Cummins’ current platforms drives scale benefits on value and can be projected to ship reliability and sturdiness equal to diesel.
Hydrogen engines can use zero-carbon inexperienced hydrogen gasoline, produced by Cummins-manufactured electrolyzers. The projected funding in renewable hydrogen manufacturing globally will present a rising alternative for the deployment of hydrogen-powered fleets using both Cummins gasoline cell or engine energy, Cummins officers stated.