Cummins and ElDorado National (California) collaborate on ENC®’s Axess® Battery Electric Bus
Columbus, Indiana – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group®, both industry leaders in heavy-duty transit buses and the application of emissions-free technology, have developed a new battery-electric bus solution. ENC’s existing offering, the Axess, is now offered as a Battery Electric Bus (BEB), integrating the Cummins battery-electric system into their heavy-duty, low-floor platform.
The companies have expanded their decades-long relationship in transit bus applications to develop a zero-emissions solution. The ENC 40-foot, low-floor platform bus, built in California, will utilize Cummins’ battery-electric system with a battery capacity of up to 518 kWh. To satisfy stringent charging demands on the route, the bus is outfitted with DC rapid charging capabilities. Additionally, transit authorities will also be able to utilize the Cummins telematics system to promptly examine maintenance notifications on the bus. The battery-electric system will be supported by Cummins’ nationwide service network.
“ENC is pleased to partner with Cummins and add a BEB option into our fleet offerings,” said Jason Moore, Vice President and General Manager, ENC. “Together, we can support communities as we bring these sustainable zero-emission solutions into their daily lives.”
“Working with ENC is yet another opportunity for Cummins to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the development and transition to zero-emissions solutions,” said Brian Wilson, General Manager of Electrified Power at Cummins. “Safety, performance, reliability and sustainability are critical at Cummins, and our collaboration with ENC enables us to continue to say, ‘trusted because it’s tested.’”
In February 2022, ENC announced the first order of six Axess-BEB for operation at Emory University in Atlanta.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions and components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion in 2021. Learn more at cummins.com.
About ElDorado National (California), Inc.
ENC®, a subsidiary of REV Group, has manufactured low floor and standard floor buses for over 45 years to public transit/paratransit, airport, and university transportation markets. ENC is best known in the industry for its customizable options including thousands of floorplan configurations, as well as ensuring unparalleled manufacturing and safety standards. All ENC models pass a comprehensive battery of durability and crash tests. ENC manufactures the greenest buses in the industry including the Zero Emissions, hydrogen-powered Axess-Fuel Cell as well as the new 100% battery electric Axess. All buses are crafted in the state-of-the-art 227,000 square-foot, ISO 9001 certified production facility in Riverside, California.