Transport Enterprise Leasing, LLC (TEL) (a leading commercial truck and trailer equipment lease and remarketing provider) and Cummins Inc. will purchase Cummins’ 15-litre hydrogen internal combustion engines when available.
TEL will integrate the Cummins’ X15H hydrogen engines into their fleet of heavy-duty trucks.
Since announcing the fuel agnostic platform, which includes the Hydrogen option in both the 15 litre and 6.7 liter displacements, Cummins has responded to global customer interest in the platform’s potential, particularly Hydrogen.
Hydrogen engines offer OEMs and end-users the benefit of adaptability by continuing to use familiar mechanical drivelines with vehicle and equipment integration. This mirrors current powertrains while providing the power and capability to meet application needs. Significant reuse of parts and components from Cummins’ existing platforms drives scale advantages on cost and is also projected to deliver reliability and durability equal to diesel.
Doug Carmichael, CEO Transportation Enterprise Leasing, LLC, said, “Providing them with the best-value trucks equipped with lower emissions power options will ensure that we are prioritizing their continued success and also reducing our environmental footprint.”
Amy Boerger, VP and GM North America, Cummins Engine Business, said, “The future will include many solutions to help customers decarbonize that meet their varied needs and duty cycles, and we believe hydrogen internal combustion engines will play an important role.”
Jim Nebergall, General Manager, Cummins Hydrogen Engine Business, said, “Internal combustion engines that run on Hydrogen will provide customers a financially feasible and familiar power option.”