Leading the way in energy solutions
9 October 2018
Julie Furber, Executive Director of Electrified Power at Cummins, shares her views on the future of transport, and the important role both energy diversification and innovation have to play in providing a prosperous future
Julie Furber, Executive Director – Electrified Power, Cummins
The transport and logistics sectors are among the biggest consumers of energy, and as the industry demands both economic growth and environmental sustainability, it is important to consider a mix of power solutions. What is clear is the importance of electrification as a zero-emission, sustainable solution for buses and trucks. Organisations, business, cities and fleet operators have a need for quick, efficient and reliable solutions for powering their vehicles while complying with emissions regulations.
Cummins is a technology leader that provides power solutions to customers around the world, delivering a variety of power systems for many commercial applications, from city buses to mining trucks. Offering a broad portfolio of solutions, including clean diesel engines, natural gas, hybrid and electrified power, Cummins helps best serve its customers across multiple markets. It provides advanced technologies supported by a long-established service network, globally and across the UK and mainland Europe.
Cummins is committed to constant technological innovation to help its customers succeed and to help create cleaner, healthier and more prosperous communities. Recognising the importance of electrification across the world, the company is driving its capabilities forward by investing $500million over the next three years.
Cummins recently added lithium-ion battery pack design capability across the energy storage spectrum with its acquisitions of Brammo and Johnson Matthey Battery Systems. Acquiring Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which designs and produces hybrid and fully-electric power solutions for commercial markets, was the latest step forward in Cummins’ efforts to become a global electrified power leader.
From clean diesel to electric and everything in between, find out more about which of Cummins power solutions are the best fit you.