Cummins Inc.

Cummins Announces Availability of Technology for Hybrid Commercial Vehicles

Cummins Generator Technologies announces availability of its CorePlus Motor Generator and Power Electronics technology in the American market.

Cummins believes there is a strong market for engine electrification in medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and has been investing in CorePlus technology, developing electrical Motor Generator and Power Electronics.

The Cummins CorePlus Motor Generator is intended to accelerate the evolution of engine electrification and drive greater improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions reduction. It is available with power, torque and performance characteristics suitable for hybrid systems, electric vehicle designs, range extender solutions and electrical power generation in vehicles. A Power Electronics package embedding CorePlus controls software complements the Motor Generator.

The CorePlus Motor Generator is fitted between the vehicle engine and transmission, allowing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to keep using their preferred engine and transmission. The Motor Generator has an integral rugged housing to allow it to operate in the harsh environment of the engine bay, and has the torsional strength to allow engine torque to be transferred through it to the transmission.

"The class-leading performance of the Cummins CorePlus motor generator has a peak power of 90 kilowatts, peak torque of 660 Newton-meters and efficiencies greater than 95%," said Robert Lee, Executive Director - Power Generation Strategy.

"The Cummins CorePlus controls software enhances the power, performance, safety and efficiency of the power electronics and the Motor Generator combination. Alternate power and performance nodes can be developed cost effectively to meet specific customer needs," commented Lee.