Cummins Inc. and Isuzu Motors Limited are teaming up to create a prototype medium-duty, battery-electric truck to demonstrate in North America.
The vehicle represents the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. Through the agreement, Cummins will integrate the Cummins PowerDrive6000 into Isuzu’s F-Series truck and will pilot the truck with major North American fleets beginning in 2022, according to a press release.
After a successful demonstration and pilot phase, Isuzu will look at opportunities to commercialize medium-duty, battery-electric trucks with Cummins-powered systems across North America.
“We are excited to be working with Isuzu to accelerate decarbonization within the partnership,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. “It’s through our joint commitment in innovation that we provide our customers with safe, reliable zero-emissions solutions.”
“As addressed in Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050, we will advance global environmental actions including reducing greenhouse emissions and securing a prosperous and sustainable society. As part of the path to carbon neutrality, it is significant for us to start this joint BEV prototype project in North America. Through our partnership, we commit to continuing to explore further opportunities in the next-generation power source, including electric powertrain technologies in addition to the existing powertrain collaboration,” said Isuzu Senior Executive Officer and Director of the Board Koichi Seto.
Both companies will continue to innovate and advance the future of power to support customers in achieving zero emissions. Benefitting from each other’s unique strengths, Cummins and Isuzu will explore opportunities to expand collaborations further to drive global growth.
Isuzu is a leading global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan. It is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, sale, and service of commercial vehicles, pick-up trucks, diesel, and natural gas engines, parts, and components. Isuzu products are sold in over 150 countries and regions worldwide. Its Japan’s No.1 light-duty truck brand ELF holds top shares in many countries and is acclaimed as the global standard in light-duty trucks. D-MAX pick-up truck has been manufactured and exported to approximately 120 countries from its production base in Thailand. More information can be found at www.isuzu.co.jp.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains, and powertrain-related components, including filtration, after treatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation, and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 57,800 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $1.8 billion on sales of $19.8 billion in 2020. Learn more at cummins.com.