Cummins acquires battery company

John G Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – Cummins’ commitment to electrified vehicles has taken yet another step, with the company acquiring the assets of Brammo, which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications.

“To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network,” said Tom Linebarger, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins. “By adding the expertise of Brammo and its employees to Cummins, we are taking a step forward in our electrification business and differentiating ourselves from our competition.”

Brammo operations will now report to Julie Furber, executive director – electrification, and will continue to be based in Talent, Oregon.

“Brammo’s expertise across a broad range of applications uniquely positions us to enhance Cummins’ efforts to be a leader in the electrified power space,” said Craig Bramscher, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brammo. “We see this as a very exciting opportunity to continue changing the way the world moves and stores power.”

Cummins recently unveiled an electrified Class 7 tractor known as the Aeos.It was built by Roush on the base of an International ProStar. It can travel 160 kilometers on a single charge of its 140-kilowatt-hour li-ion battery.

 

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Canadian Shipper, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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