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Cummins Will Release Electric Powertrains For Terminal Tractors

TNI || New Delhi || 21st Dec 2021

In a first, Cummins has announced that it will release an electric power drive 8000 system to patch up into the terminal tractor application.

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Notably, in the first half of 2022, Cummins will begin tests with Kalmar in order to offer battery electrical terminal tractors across the world.

Significantly, the company has specifically designed this system for the terminal tractor segment to better meet the necessarily required duty cycle and also power requirements that are apt for the port environment as well as distribution networks.

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It is well to be noted that the driveline can take care of a variety of vehicle configurations and can support gross vehicle weight from 80000 lbs to a capacity of 195,000 lbs.

The system comes equipped with compact and temperature-controlled batteries, which further allow the vehicle to operate in climatic conditions that are not congenial.

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The terminal tractors for electrification will be ideal due to their duty cycle and operation within confined spaces and will be powered to the extent of 182 kWh of Cummins batteries.

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They will also be equipped with fast-charge technology that will ensure quick and convenient charging of batteries.