COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 27, 2017--
Global power and technology leader Cummins Inc., (NYSE: CMI) today
announced it is joining three other global manufacturers as part of an
initiative to help 20 large cities around the world address air quality
standards and combat climate change. Cummins and the other manufacturers
have committed to making it easier for these major cities to purchase
buses equipped with low-emissions technologies.
“We are thrilled to be part of this initiative with great partners who
are committed to doing the right thing for our customers and the
environment,” said Antonio Leitao, Vice President, Europe Area Business
Organization, Cummins Inc. “Cummins is
the global leader in low-emissions technologies and, as always, we
want to help bring the cleanest and best-performing engines and
technologies to cities around the globe.”
Cummins offers the broadest portfolio of products to meet every
emissions standard anywhere in the world. The company’s range of
products for buses include diesel and natural gas options and it has
pledged to begin producing electric powertrains for buses by 2019.
Cummins is also the global leader in aftertreatment products that have
reduced criteria pollutants by 99 percent during the past several
The company is the top bus engine supplier in the world, shipping
engines to more than 140 countries and transporting more than two
billion passengers daily thanks to its unparalleled global support
network. Cummins produced almost 48,000 clean diesel and natural gas
engines in 2016 and now powers nine of every 10 buses in North America.
Nearly all of the cities benefitting from this partnership are in
countries that do not have rigorous emissions regulations and do not
require the sale of soot-free buses today, including: Abidjan, Accra,
Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam,
Dhaka, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Lagos, Lima, Manila, Mexico
City, Nairobi, Santiago, Sao Paulo, and Sydney. These cities have also
committed to ensuring that low-sulfur fuel is made available and that
customers and fleets prioritize the purchase of clean-bus technology in
order to help manufacturers meet their commitment.
“I welcome the commitment of these bus manufacturers to make cleaner,
safer engine technologies available to millions of citizens in the
global south,” said C40 Executive Director, Mark Watts. “This is yet
another example of cities and the private sector working together to
tackle the most urgent challenges that we face.”
Soot-free is defined as including any engine that meets Euro VI norms
first established in Europe or EPA 2010 norms first established in the
United States, in addition to any diesel engine with a diesel
particulate filter, gas-powered engine, or a dedicated electric drive
engine. Further reductions in climate impacts of soot-free buses are
achievable with low-carbon fuels and engines that deliver the lowest
lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,400 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,400 dealer locations. Cummins
earned $1.39 billion on sales of $17.5 billion in 2016. Press releases
can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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