Membership in CharIN E.V. will enable Cummins to contribute its expertise and resources to the association as it scales its investment in electric powertrain technologies and components.
“Cummins is proud to play its part in the development of a universal charging platform, which will be instrumental in the adoption of electric vehicle technologies globally,” states Julie Furber, Vice President—Electrified Power, Cummins. “Our membership in CharIN reflects Cummins’ advocacy for a standardized charging platform and supports our efforts to provide customers with the necessary infrastructure to make operation of commercial electric vehicles feasible.”
Charging commercial vehicles presents greater challenges than those seen in the passenger vehicle market. Trucks and buses require large, energy dense battery packs to facilitate long range travel and carriage of significant payloads. With often infrequent breaks in routes, a robust infrastructure is needed to make electric commercial vehicles feasible. At truck stops and depots, many DC charge points will need to be installed, so that vehicles can pull a high current from the grid, and charge rapidly, before moving on to their next location. CharIn promotes discussions between prime power, utilities and charge point companies with a view to facilitating the installation of a robust, reliable and consistent charging infrastructure.Cummins is very well positioned to understand the energy requirements of customers through its expertise in Li-ion battery technology and access to extensive laboratory analysis around duty cycles of commercial vehicles. The company will play an active role i in CharIN regional and global meetings, collaborating with other member organizations to draft legislation, conduct research and develop a certification system for CCS with the overall aim of supporting the provision of accessible, electric charging networks throughout the regions in which the company operates.
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