Cummins has  announced it has launched a new power and zero emission business unit  known as Accelera, which it says  will allow it to provide a diverse portfolio of zero-emissions solutions  to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.

It says the  launch of Accelera is a significant step forward in its efforts to achieve its Destination Zero strategy,  which it adds is focused on evolving Cummins technologies to reach zero emissions across its product portfolio.

Cummins’ says its Destination Zero strategy is rooted in the understanding that multiple solutions are required to achieve industry-wide decarbonisation across the diverse applications the company powers.

Cummins claims to have invested more than $US1.5 billion in research and technology, capital and acquisitions to build Accelera’s portfolio and technology capabilities. Accelera aims to be a global leader in zero-emissions technologies, providing battery electric and fuel cell electric solutions across commercial and industrial applications with hundreds of electrolysers generating hydrogen around the world today.

“Achieving our goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 requires leveraging our entire portfolio of businesses,” said Cummins president and chief executive officer, Jennifer Rumsey.

“As we have continued to lead in and advance the engine-based solutions that power our customers’ businesses, we have also built the broadest combination of zero-emissions technologies dedicated to the commercial vehicle industry like battery electric and fuel cell electric powertrain solutions and electrolyzers for green hydrogen production. Establishing Accelera reinforces our commitment to leading in zero-emissions solutions and highlights our unmatched ability to leverage our deep understanding of our customers’ needs and applications, technical expertise and extensive service and support network to walk hand in hand with our customers throughout the energy transition,”  said Rumsey.

Accelera’s aim will be to advance a range of zero-emissions solutions, including hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, e-axles, traction systems and electrolysers, to sustainably power a variety of industries from commercial transportation to chemical production. Accelera will be both a components supplier and integrator,  decarbonizing applications like buses, trucks, trains, construction equipment, stationary power and carbon intense industrial processes.

Amy Davis, who has led Cummins’ New Power business unit since 2020, will serve as president of Accelera. Davis has served in a number of global and business leadership roles during her more than 25 years with Cummins.   Davis will continue to lead the innovation and business development of market-leading zero-emissions technologies and support customers in their journey to net zero in her role as Accelera president,.

“Launching this new brand drives additional focus in our business and enables us to stay ahead of the ever-changing zero-emissions landscape. By leveraging Cummins’ deep understanding of our customers’ needs and the demands of their applications, Accelera will deliver leading zero-emissions technologies necessary to accelerate the shift to zero,”  said Davis.