Cummins has signed a deal with Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz for the development of electrified power solutions.
Under a memorandum of understanding, Cummins intends to develop and supply to Kamaz high-voltage fully electric powertrain prototypes with applications for city buses and medium range delivery trucks. The MOU also provides for development and supply of the hybrid transmission prototype designed for Kamaz heavy duty trucks.
“Cummins has made strategic moves to bolster our electrified power business,” said chief executive Tom Linebarger. “Kamaz brings a proven electrified portfolio, which will broaden the range, and increase the reliability, of our electrified power systems as Cummins continues to bring the right solutions to our customers at the right time.”
Kamaz chief executive Sergey Kogogin said: “Today, our company is actively engaged in developing electrified-power cars and passenger transport. We seek the wide technical capabilities and potential of our long-standing partner, Cummins. We see Cummins as an integral part in implementation of our new projects – there is the need in high-quality electric transmissions.”
The prototypes will be tested on Kamaz city buses, medium range delivery trucks and heavy-duty trucks. After tests, enhancement and certification, the partners will consider potential market size in the product segments and define perspective of their further cooperation.