Hyliion, Cummins Approved for Hypertruck ERX Powertrain

Hyliion, Cummins Approved for Hypertruck ERX Powertrain

The companies worked together to meet California regulations to sell the Hypertruck ERX Electric powertrain in the state.

Cummins Inc. and Hyliion Holdings Corp. have successfully obtained the dual executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Hypertruck ERX powertrain paired with the Cummins ISX12N engine.

“This certification is pivotal to commercializing our Hypertruck ERX powertrain and enables us to provide our customers with a solution that supports their sustainability goals.” said Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion, a provider of electrified solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks. “More than just an environmental certification, this achievement represents the commitment to innovation, sustainability, and industry leadership we share with Cummins.”

The companies have worked together to meet emissions standards and secure key environmental certifications to sell the powertrain in California. The Hypertruck ERX is an electric range-extender powertrain that uses the Cummins’ natural gas engine as an onboard generator to recharge the batteries.

Offering up to 75 miles of electric range, the Hypertruck ERX powertrain meets California emissions standards to qualify as a NZEV under CARB’s ACT and ACF rulings. When utilizing the generator, the Hypertruck ERX system can achieve up to 1,000 miles of total range, leveraging the existing infrastructure of nearly 700 natural gas fueling stations nationwide, the companies said.

“Working with Hyliion to achieve this certification is a milestone in providing another solution towards lowering emissions,” said J. Michael Taylor, general manager, propulsion systems strategy at Cummins Inc. “We are excited to combine technologies and offer the value that comes from the natural gas ISX12N in the Hypertruck ERX electric powertrain for customers needing solutions to achieve sustainability goals.”

Initial deliveries of the Hypertruck ERX powertrain with the ISX12N Cummins natural gas engine will occur before the year’s end, and Hyliion is currently accepting orders for the system.

You May Also Like

Toyota Explores Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

The joint research project with Argonne National Labs seeks to utilize a new process for recovering critical battery materials.

Toyota Motor North America announced it has entered a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to investigate the development of a direct recycling process for lithium-ion batteries, which are prevalent in new electric vehicles. The focus of the research will be on cathode chemistries made of nickel, manganese, and cobalt.

Hankook Study Reveals Consumer Interest In EV Off-Roading

Survey says half of drivers are interested in off-roading, but range concerns could limit EV off-road use.

Mahle Secures Orders For Thermal Management Modules

Modular design approach enables smaller installation spaces and drastically reduces assembly expenditures, company says.

Emporia Releases NACS Level 2 EV Charger

The company said this new charger works directly with the Emporia Home Energy Management System.

Research Finds Caffeine Boosts Platinum Electrode Performance

Researchers say it may reduce platinum requirements, making fuel cells more affordable and efficient.

Other Posts

EV Tire Satisfaction Gap Widens As Wear Rates Increase

The J.D. Power study shows that EV owners think their tires should last as long as gas-powered vehicles do.

Volvo Cars Partners With Breathe for Fast-Charging Software

Using algorithms, the software manages the charging process in line with the battery’s health.

Aftermarket Division of Bosch Launches EV Training Tour

Training for up to 20 attendees per eight-hour workshop will be available at locations across the U.S.

Autel Releases the AC Elite G2 Charging Series 

The charger can be used in various settings, such as public commercial parking areas, residential areas, hospitals and service areas.