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Cummins Goes Electric At APTA

The world’s foremost public transportation event – the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo – took place in Atlanta in October, and one of the biggest highlights was the announcement about an all-electric bus being developed jointly by GILLIG and Cummins. Utilizing advanced battery pack technology, a direct-drive traction motor and a regenerative braking system, this bus is anticipated to run 200 miles on a single charge with zero emissions. Attendees were also eager to see the wide range of Cummins products on display for the public transportation market, including the L9™ diesel, the near-zero L9N™ natural gas engine from Cummins Westport and the QSK95™ used in high-speed passenger trains.

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Cummins Unveils New Ideas at NAPT

Cummins, the largest independent engine provider for school bus operations across the U.S. and Canada, had products featured prominently throughout the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Conference and Trade Show, which was held the first week of November in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to showcasing the B6.7™ diesel and B6.7N™ natural gas engines, the Cummins booth also displayed the latest advances in digital solutions from Cummins that provide greater uptime and lower the total cost of ownership for municipalities and private school bus fleet owners. Cummins innovative technology gave true meaning to the phrase “Discover New Ideas,” which was this year’s theme.

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Cummins In Compliance With 2018 Buy America Standards

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requires an increase in the amount of domestic content in vehicles eligible for federal funding assistance under the Buy America Act. As the leading component supplier to bus OEMs in the United States, Cummins has taken all necessary steps to ensure that its engines adhere to the new standards and qualify for this financial aid. This article provides more details about the changes, and how Cummins has addressed them.

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Go-To Guide for Natural Gas Engines

While virtually everyone understands how gasoline and diesel-powered engines work, most are not as familiar with natural gas engines. They may be aware that natural gas offers exceptionally clean combustion and reduced emissions, but need more specifics about everything from maintenance to fuel storage to which type of natural gas might be best for their application and location. That’s why Cummins Westport has created a simple, five-step Natural Gas Playbook for your customers. It’s clear, it’s concise, and it’s available for free. See this article for more details.

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Winterize Now

It’s like a flu shot for bus fleets. Taking the proper preventive maintenance measures in advance of cold temperatures can prevent unnecessary downtime and potential service issues. From coolant to fuel to DEF to the electrical system to oil and other lubricants, there is an entire checklist of items for your customers to monitor, whether you run diesel or natural gas engines. Cummins knows how important this topic is to customers, which is why we published a list of tips to prepare for winter in our Q3 issue of Bus News. If you happened to miss it or just need a refresher, click here to see the article.

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