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Accelera introduces next-gen hydrogen, battery-electric techs for CVs

Amy Davis, President of Accelera, speaking at 2023 ACT Expo. Source: act-news.com

At the on-going Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at Las Vegas, Accelera, the clean energy brand of Cummins Inc., presented its latest solutions for decarbonizing the heavy-duty commercial vehicle segments. New products of its hydrogen fuel cell engines, a high efficiency 'eAxle', and its next-generation batteries are on display at the expo. 

Amy Davis, President of Accelera, commented, "Accelera is leading the charge toward a more sustainable future, and I'm excited to celebrate the launch of our new zero-emissions fuel cell, 'eAxle' and battery products". 

"Through constant innovation, real-world testing in the field and collaboration with customers and partners to tailor solutions, we continue to improve our next-generation technologies, helping accelerate adoption and the shift to zero", she added. 

Accelera's latest generation FCE300 and FCE150 fuel cell engines that are in display at the expo are claimed by the manufacturer to offer increased power density, improved system efficiency and advanced durability. 

The modular architecture enables seamless configurations for a multitude of applications and layouts, while streamlining integration processes for on- and off-highway mobile and stationary applications, adds Accelera. 

On the electrification side, the next-gen '14Xe' is the brand's newest and most versatile 'eAxle' for commercial vehicles. Available with a 3-speed twin-countershaft or a 2-speed planetary transmission, the 14Xe is designed to accommodate increased torque, power and battery voltage requirements. 

The 14Xe is equipped with Accelera's ELFA 3 V3.2, a high-power inverter, and is best suited for heavy-duty 6×4 applications in a tandem configuration or as a single application for medium-duty and school bus applications.

Also on display at the expo is Accelera's BP104E, the company's latest and most flexible battery platform. This next-gen lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) platform is highly modular and can adapt easily to different customer needs, providing superior life performance and fast charging capabilities, according to the company. 

The battery system features next-generation LFP chemistry composition and cell-to-pack architecture to make it more energy dense and cost competitive. With a rated energy capacity of 104 kWh and a max voltage range of 830V, the BP104E is said to assure superior performance, reliability and safety. 

To cater to the North American customers, Accelera has also presented its BP97E nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery pack, the BP107E LFP battery pack; and the 1 CS2002 high powered, remote-mount, direct-drive traction motor. 

The company says that these products can be easily integrated into existing commercial vehicles or paired with other Accelera products, making for a seamless transition to lower- or zero-carbon applications for customers.


Accelera, Daimler Truck, PACCAR plan 21 GWh battery plant in Mississippi  

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