There’s a new player in the heavy truck market with the Chinese vehicle maker, Foton, teaming up with Daimler, Cummins and other major players to produce a new line of models.
Known as the Foton Super Truck, the new trucks were launched at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Germany and include the Auman Energy Super Truck (EST) and the Aumark S super medium-duty and light-duty.
All three were co-developed with members of the Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance as part of reaching a goal of a 30% reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions and a 70% increase in freight efficiency.
The Auman EST is primarily aimed at global logistics companies with long-haul freight needs, while the two Aumark S models are designed for urban use.
Brett Merritt from Cummins telling truckinginfo that the collaboration with Foton is important to the drive-line manufacturer.
“Foton is an important partner of Cummins in the world and Cummins is a major member of the US Super Truck Program,”
“We provided leading engine technology support for Foton Super Trucks, which will be a huge advantage of Foton Motor Group.”