Cummins and Daimler sign a joint agreement on medium-duty engines


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Under a strategic partnership announced this year between Cummins and Daimler Truck AG, Cummins will invest in the further development of the medium duty engine platform and its global production and delivery starting in the second half of the contract for Daimler Trucks & Buses. As a result, Daimler Truck AG will not invest its own money in the further development of its medium-duty engines in accordance with the Euro VII 2025 emissions standard, which is expected to be the last step in Europe in tightening emissions regulations as the continent works towards the gradual implementation of all fossil fuels. The implication is that the same platform will eventually replace the Detroit DD8 and DD5 engines as the power plants available on North American trucks. The current Phase 2 GHG regulations governing heavy truck emissions in the United States are already in place until model 2027. The Daimler Heavy Duty Engine Platform (HDEP) for the heavy-duty vehicle segment of Daimler Trucks and Buses will remain in the AG portfolio. The HDEP family of engines will continue to be manufactured by the global production network in Mannheim and Detroit, Michigan, and installed in heavy-duty trucks, on tour buses as well as in third-party products worldwide. “Cooperation makes engine production at the Mannheim site ready for the future and at the same time enhances our competitiveness. We will develop joint solutions, always keeping in mind the interests of our customers, our employees and the company,” said Martin Daum, Chairman of the Board of Daimler Truck AG and Member of the Board of Directors of Daimler AG. Tom Linebarger, CEO, said the partnership is an opportunity for both companies to be more competitive, drive global innovation, expand customer offerings and reduce emissions.Cummins will set up an engine production facility at the Mercedes-Benz plant site in Mannheim, Germany for local production of medium duty engines that meet Euro VII emissions standards for Daimler trucks and buses Production is expected to begin in the second half of the decade and through this strategic partnership, Daimler Truck AG and Cummins will help maintain jobs at the Mannheim site.Cummins says it will use its existing footprint and production and supply networks in regions other to achieve success in the Daimler Trucks brands, including Daimler Trucks North America.Cummins has continued to grow its presence and footprint throughout Europe is expanding its product portfolio for customers starting with advanced diesel engines, natural gas, electric power, hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell engines. As part of the strategic partnership, Daimler Truck AG and Cummins will continue to evaluate additional opportunities for cooperation. Daimler expects to partner with Cummins to enable acceleration of its development efforts on alternative and emerging technologies, including non-diesel engines.


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