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Isuzu and Cummins ready to develop electric battery-based medium truck

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Isuzu Motors Limited and US company Cummins Inc. have announced an agreement to manufacture a prototype medium-duty battery electric truck (BEV) for demonstration in the North American market.

This truck is the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) which was formed in May 2019. Through this arrangement, Cummins will integrate the Cummins PowerDrive6000 into Isuzu’s F-Series trucks and will be piloted in North America starting in 2017. 2022.

After a successful demonstration and trial phase, Isuzu will explore opportunities to commercialize the battery electric truck with Cummins powered systems throughout North America.

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Koichi Seto, Board Director, Senior Executive Officer of Isuzu said that this collaboration is part of the road to carbon neutrality and it is important for his company to start this joint BEV prototype project in North America.

“As discussed in the Isuzu Environmental Vision 2050, we will advance global environmental actions including reducing greenhouse emissions and securing a prosperous and sustainable society,” he said, citing his official website, Saturday (22/01/2022).

“Through our partnership, we are committed to continuing to explore further opportunities in next-generation power sources including electric powertrain technology in addition to existing powertrain collaborations,” continued Koichi Seto.

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Isuzu and Cummins are also rumored to be continuing to innovate and advance the future of power to support customers in achieving zero-emissions. Harnessing each other’s unique strengths, companies will look for opportunities to further expand collaboration to drive global growth.

“We are excited to be working with Isuzu to accelerate decarbonization in this partnership. Through our shared commitment to innovation, we are providing our customers with safe and reliable emissions solutions,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power Cummins.

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