New names, tech for Cummins natural gas engines…
We are still somewhat dragging the chain in Australia in regards to the use of natural gas in heavy vehicles, but that certainly isn’t the case in North America.
The renowned diesel engine manufacturer, Cummins, even have a joint-venture concern that is wholly focussed on delivering the cleaner engine technology to applications such as school buses and refuse trucks – Cummins Westport.
The company has just announced at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in California that it has updated its engine line-up for 2018.
This update brings a change in names, with the traditional Cummins B, L, and X series letters being introduced for the first time to the natural gas-powered range.
While the letter ‘N’ in the new engine codes denotes engines fuelled by natural gas.
Cummins Westport tell us the line-up, which ranges in capacity from 6.7 to 12 litres, has also benefited from performance and reliability improvements by way of a redesigned and simplified fuel system.
All the Cummins Westport engines can operate on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas or renewable natural gas, boast significantly lower emissions and no catalytic reduction after treatment is required.
Rob Neitzke, President of Cummins Westport, says the changes will make switching away from diesel an easier decision to make for operators.
“Our 2018 product line demonstrates an important milestone in product development, creating a move to zero emissions strategy for our customers and industry,”
“Cummins Westport customers can choose the most affordable path to zero-equivalent emissions with no commercial constraints on supply or technology readiness.”
Check out more details on Cummins Westport on their website.