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Cummins partners with Daimler on lower-emission engines

Mercedes-Benz trucks are part of the Daimler Truck AG lineup. (photo provided)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is going to start producing medium-duty engines with reduced emissions for European truck and bus manufacturer Daimler Truck AG. Production of the engines will be located at Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz campus in Mannheim, Germany.

The memorandum of understanding calls for Cummins to develop and produce a broad range of power solutions from advanced diesel, near-zero natural gas, fully electric, and hydrogen.

The partners say the goal is to implement medium-duty engines that would be compliant with Europe’s tougher emission standards which are expected to be enacted by 2025.

“With the changeover to Euro VII, we would have to invest considerable resources in the further development of our medium-duty engines,” said Martin Daum, chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler Truck AG. “We are now freeing up these funds to focus them on the technologies that are crucial to our long-term corporate success in the transformation of our industry.”

While the initial program is targeting European distribution, the companies say they intend to expand usage of the zero-emission technologies globally.

While Cummins is taking over the production of medium-duty, low-emission engines, Daimler will continue the manufacturing of it the heavy-duty engine platform, which includes a plant in Detroit.

Those powertrains are used in heavy-duty trucks and buses.