Cummins to Power Isuzu BEV Delivery Truck

Isuzu’s partnership with powertrain giant Cummins has created a new urban BEV delivery truck for the US market.

This is the first product to come out of the pair’s collaboration in the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. Through this arrangement, Cummins will integrate the Cummins PowerDrive6000 into Isuzu’s F-Series truck and will pilot the truck with prominent North American fleets beginning in 2022.

Following a successful demonstration and pilot phase, Isuzu will explore opportunities to commercialize medium-duty, battery-electric trucks with Cummins-powered systems across North America. The companies are committed to continue to develop and advance the future of power to support customers in achieving zero-emissions.

Koichi Seto, director of the board and senior executive officer at Isuzu, said: “As part of the path to carbon neutrality, it is significant for us to start this joint BEV prototype project in North America. Through our partnership, we commit to continuing to explore further opportunities in the next generation power source, including electric powertrain technologies in addition to the existing powertrain collaboration.”

Amy Davis, vice-president and president of new power at Cummins, added: “We are excited to be working with Isuzu to accelerate decarbonization within the partnership. It’s through our joint commitment in innovation that we provide our customers with safe, reliable zero-emissions solutions.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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