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Global energy and technology leader Cummins Inc. has unveiled its new hybrid propulsion system concept designed to help recreational vehicles (RVs) reduce emissions and noise.
The system combines lithium battery technology with onan RV generators to create a cleaner and quieter power package that also offers intelligent load management with a simple user interface.
The system allows campers to go further and stay out longer without fear of running out of electricity if they don’t have access to the grid.
The company recently demonstrated the propulsion system at the Florida RV SuperShow January 18-22 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
“To improve people’s lives by powering a more prosperous world, exploring new technologies is not only the right move for our business, but critical to moving towards a more sustainable future,” said Theodosia Rush, Managing Director, Cummins Mobile Power.
The concept system includes an Onan QG 2800i alternator, a 6.7kWh automotive grade lithium-ion battery pack and a unique power distribution hub. The Power Distribution Hub contains the inverter, converter and charger components in a compact case size
By combining the 2.8kW generator with the lithium-ion battery, motorhome users have the same available power as a larger 5kW generator with fewer emissions and less noise or vibration. The smart system is also solar-ready, accepting up to 500W of solar radiation.Â Â Â
Cummins is dedicated to giving RV users more freedom in their adventures. The concept system combines the best aspects of lithium-ion and permanently installed generator technology. The batteries ensure silent operation and the on-board generator ensures that these batteries are never discharged to zero
The system supports the company’s pursuit of a net-zero emissions world. The transition to a decarbonized future is starting now, but will take time to fully materialize. During this technology shift, Cummins strives to provide a portfolio of power solutions to meet the evolving needs of the RV industry
The 2024 California Air Resource Board (CARB) Small Offroad Engine (SORE) compliant hybrid concept is an important step in this direction.
To further solidify Cummins’ commitment to the recreational vehicle industry, the Power Systems segment has assembled a dedicated group of cross-functional experts focused solely on providing optimized auxiliary powertrain solutions for recreational and commercial vehicles
Cummins is excited about the future of this dynamic industry and will continue to make the strategic decisions that move people
Cummins Inc., a leading global energy company, is a company with complementary businesses that designs, manufactures, sells and services a diversified portfolio of energy solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components, including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, control systems, ventilation systems, automated transmissions, power generation systems, batteries and electrification power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins has employed approximately 61,600 people since its founding in 1919 who are committed to advancing a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities vital to healthy communities: Education , Environment and Equal Opportunities.
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