A freshly formed joint venture (JV) between Cummins Inc. and Rush Enterprises has a new name – Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies (CCFT). It’s the latest step following Cummins’ recent 50% acquisition of Momentum Fuel Technologies, a deal that closed in earlier this year.
Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies seeks to enhance production of near-zero emissions natural gas powertrains by manufacturing Cummins-branded natural gas fuel delivery systems for the commercial vehicle market in North America. The joint venture will build on the strength of Momentum Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel delivery systems and Cummins’ natural gas powertrain expertise, resulting in an integrated natural gas system.
“We’re excited to introduce the Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies name,” said Puneet Jhawar, General Manager, Natural Gas, Cummins Inc. “This new joint venture exemplifies Cummins’ Destination Zero strategy. By offering integrated natural gas vehicle systems, we’ll be able to provide value to fleets which will help drive wide-scale adoption of lower carbon fuel types like renewable natural gas.”
These CNG fuel system configurations integrate with multiple body OEMs and include back of cab, front of body, side mount, roof mount and tailgate mount systems. Truck applications include refuse, over-the-road, construction, port, beverage delivery and more.
“With Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies, we’re able to enhance the service and unique needs of CNG and RNG customers with the combined strength of Cummins’ and Rush Truck Centers’ nationwide networks as well as access to a comprehensive CNG vehicle parts inventory,” said Michael Zimmerman, General Manager, Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies.
Cummins will continue to manufacture the B6.7N™ and L9N™ natural gas engines at its medium-duty plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The ISX12N™ and future X15N™ engines will be made at Cummins heavy-duty engine plant in Jamestown, New York. The fuel systems will be manufactured and assembled in Roanoke, Texas.
Cummins Clean Fuel Technologies will initially offer aftermarket support through Rush Truck Centers dealerships. The Cummins distribution channel is expected to begin offering service and support for the fuel delivery system later in 2022.