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Hyliion, Cummins Collaborate on Electric and NG Range-extender

June 29, 2022

Source: SAE International

A recent market report found that nearly 85% of the almost 250 U.S.-based transportation fleets surveyed plan to grow their use of clean-vehicle technologies over the next five years. Fleets will have one more option come late 2023.

Hyliion, an Austin, Texas-based provider of electrified powertrains for Class 8 semi-trucks, and Cummins announced a collaboration to optimize Cummins’ ISX12N natural gas (NG) engine as the onboard generator for Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX powertrain. The Hypertruck ERX provides 75 miles (120 km) of electric range and qualifies for credits under CARB’s upcoming ZEV mandates. The truck reportedly can achieve up to 1,000 miles (1,610 km) of full range through the NG-fueled generator recharging the batteries.

“We are excited to work with Hyliion to offer this range-extender electric and natural-gas powertrain in the North America heavy-duty truck market,” J. Michael Taylor, general manager Global Powertrain Integration, Cummins Inc., said in a statement. “Natural-gas solutions are an integral part of our journey towards zero emissions. Integrating our engine with the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX solution is key to offering our customers a portfolio of powertrains across many fuel options to meet their sustainability goals.”

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