Cummins Redefining Efficient Engines Once Again
Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Cummins Engines, best known as the diesel engine manufacturers from Columbus, Indiana, recently basked in the national spotlight after announcing their 100% electric semi-truck AEOS to be launched in 2019. Their fully operational prototype has a range of 100 miles, can carry a 44,000 pound load and takes only an hour to charge its 140 kWh battery.
In order to engineer this electric semi-trailer, Cummins partnered with Roush Industries. Rather than assembling the physical trucks, Cummins will focus on supplying the electric battery and driveline system. The electric big rig is designed as a solution for short haul trips, primarily local freight movement.
This represents a major evolution for Cummins as a company. Cummins has a long history of deploying IoT to ensure the efficiency of their engines, but this diversification in its offerings cater to different demands for efficiency. Cummins has embraced the shift in environmental demands, introducing more effective 4-stroke diesel engines before this AEOS evolution.
Cummins has been doing business as a diesel engine manufacturer for 98 years, and their ability to pivot towards technological advancements in their industry sets a golden example for their peers in manufacturing and those in other industries. Cummin’s ability to deliver before powerhouses such as Tesla and Nikola Motor Company indicates that they will remain a top competitor, largely due to their ability to be nimble and innovative.
ClearObject is proud to partner with both Cummins and Roush. Contact our team to learn how you can lean into new innovations in your industry by deploying new technology in your business.
Clare Maher is the Product Marketing Manager at ClearObject. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College (#gobelles), Clare can usually be found yelling at the screen during a Notre Dame game, quoting any film ever made or touring the Indy restaurant scene.