Cummins showcases hydrogen fuel cell truck

US-based Cummins has this week unveiled its latest innovation, a heavy-duty truck with fuel cell and battery electric power, at the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

The zero emission class 8, 6×4 day cab tractor is a technology demonstrator suitable for vocational applications, including regional haul, urban delivery operations, port drayage and terminal container handling.

The truck was designed and integrated by Cummins in Columbus, Indiana and includes a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell from Hydrogenics, a recent addition to Cummins.

The truck was designed for a 90kW fuel cell and is scalable in 30kW or 45kW increments up to 180kW and has a 100kWh lithium-ion battery capacity.

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