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Cummins Inc. launches new brand 'Accelera' for zero-emission power solutions

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International powertrain technology firm Cummins Inc. has recently announced the launch of 'Accelera', a new brand for its new power business unit. Accelera will provide a diverse portfolio of zero-emissions solutions for vital industries including commercial vehicles, off-highway and stationary power systems, thereby empowering customers to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future, according to the company. 

The launch of Accelera is claimed as a significant step by Cummins in its efforts to achieve its 'Destination Zero' strategy. It is rooted in the understanding that multiple solutions are required to achieve industry-wide decarbonization across the diverse applications the company powers. 

Over the past several years, Cummins has invested more than $1.5 billion in research and technology, capital and acquisitions to build its leadership and technological capabilities. Accelera is now becomes a global leader in zero-emissions technologies, providing battery electric and fuel cell electric solutions across commercial and industrial applications with hundreds of electrolyzers across the globe already deployed, the company adds.

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"Achieving our goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 requires leveraging our entire portfolio of businesses," said Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins President and Chief Executive Officer. "As we have continued to lead in and advance the engine-based solutions that power our customers' businesses, we have also built the broadest combination of zero-emissions technologies dedicated to the commercial vehicle industry like battery electric and fuel cell electric powertrain solutions and electrolyzers for green hydrogen production", he added. 

He further said that establishing Accelera reinforces his company's commitment and its unmatched ability to leverage our deep understanding of our customers' needs and applications, technical expertise and extensive service and support network to walk hand in hand throughout the energy transition.

Accelera is advancing a range of zero-emissions solutions, including hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, e-axles, traction systems and electrolyzers, to sustainably power a variety of industries from commercial transportation to chemical production. Both a components supplier and integrator, Accelera is decarbonizing applications like buses, trucks, trains, construction equipment, stationary power and carbon intense industrial processes, reads the press statement. 

Amy Davis, who has led the New Power business unit since 2020, has been declared as the President of Accelera. "Launching this new brand drives additional focus in our business and enables us to stay ahead of the ever-changing zero-emissions landscape. By leveraging Cummins' deep understanding of our customers' needs and the demands of their applications, Accelera will deliver leading zero-emissions technologies necessary to accelerate the shift to zero", she noted. 

Some of the notable projects and plans of Accelera by Cummins are as following: 

  • Completing the acquisition of Meritor, Inc., and Siemens Commercial Vehicle business to advance electric powertrain solutions.
  • Increasing global electrolyzer manufacturing capacity with GW-scalable plants in Fridley, Minnesota and in Spain that is under construction.
  • Powering the world's largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer in operation in Bécancour, Canada.
  • Powering the world's first hydrogen refueling station for ships, cars, trucks and industrial customers in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Powering the world's first MW-scale demonstration plant for storing wind energy in the natural gas grid in Windgas Falkenhagen, Germany.
  • Powering the world's first fleets of hydrogen fuel cell passenger trains in Germany.
  • Deploying four hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered class 8 heavy-duty trucks with several marquis fleet customers in the United States.
  • Powering 52 fuel cell city buses in Lingang, Shanghai.
  • Powering refuse trucks with FAUN across Europe.

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