US engine producer Cummins showcases hydrogen powertrains at Auto Expo 2023
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Final yr in November Cummins inked a cope with Tata Motors to develop hydrogen powered engines and know-how for business automobiles for use within the Indian market.
After the cope with Tata Motors, Cummins had acknowledged that India would be the first market to get Cummins hydrogen engines and the corporate revealed its hydrogen powertrains on the Indian Auto Expo 2023 proper earlier than Tata Motors unveiled its hydrogen gasoline cell and inner combustion engine business automobiles on the occasion.
The hydrogen powertrains unveiled by Cummins belong to their ‘Vacation spot Zero’ that are low-zero emission merchandise that target decarbonisation and are a part of the framework of Cummins’ broader PLANET 2050 environmental sustainability technique.
The powertrains showcased by Cummings on the Auto Expo 2023 embody:
B6.7H Engine- Hydrogen Inner Combustion Engine
Pure Fuel Inner Combustion Engine (CNG / LNG / Bio-CNG)
The corporate additionally showcased their pure gasoline engines that may assist in lowering fast emission utilizing know-how that has decrease emissions in comparison with petrol and diesel engines. These pure gasoline suitable engines fall in step with the Indian authorities’s imaginative and prescient of accelerating pure gasoline share within the vitality combine from 6 p.c to fifteen p.c by 2030.
Cummins’ B6.7H Pure Fuel Inner Combustion Engine – This can be a function constructed pure gasoline engine that may assist in discount of CO2 emissions within the lengthy haul vans. This can be a BS 6 compliant engine which in response to the corporate has the power to get Euro 7 compliance.
Superior Diesel (B6.7 Diesel / Bio-Diesel) engine
Cummins is well-known for pioneering diesel engines and the corporate showcased its Euro 6, BS6, BS 6.7, OBD 3 engines which the corporate can also be referring to as the newest diesel engine know-how on the occasion.
Electrolyzer (for Inexperienced Hydrogen Technology)
Cummins Electrolyzer follows the precept of electrolysis which is a course of that makes use of water to separate its atoms into hydrogen and oxygen. This ends in zero carbon emission output of hydrogen which can also be being known as inexperienced hydrogen. Until now the corporate has equipped and commissioned over 600 electrolyzers world wide.
Hydrogen Gas Cell
The corporate additionally showcased its newest hydrogen gasoline cell know-how which may discover their software in buses, vans and locomotives. These gasoline cells can be found with a single 125 kW energy module and twin 240 kW energy module which can discover their software in medium/heavy obligation automobiles.
Battery-electric Know-how (Battery-LFP and NMC)
The corporate additionally showcased their new gen Lithium-ion battery packs with distinct chemistries like Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) to optimise to numerous wants of charging time, weight, vary and price economics. These battery packs are coupled with Cummins Battery Administration System (BMS).
14Xe ePowertrain- Electrical Powertrain Know-how
Cummins 14Xe ePowertrain know-how is a flexible platform that has been designed for scalability to suit numerous EV functions
Commenting on the event, Ashwath Ram, Managing Director Cummins Group in India mentioned, “We share India’s imaginative and prescient of ‘Power for Sustainable Development’ and reaching internet zero carbon emissions by 2070. With a promising mixture of our robust, world technological experience and our deep understanding of the India market resulting from our 60 plus years legacy, we’re effectively positioned to contribute towards India’s intention of turning into a cleaner and greener Atmanirbhar Bharat”.