Cummins has taken another step towards integrating electric power after it acquired Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a California company known for its commercial hybrid and electric power technology.
Cummins had previously introduced a concept hybrid truck in 2017. They continued their commitment to electric power, acquiring Brammo, a producer of electric traction motors, and Matthey Battery Systems, a lithium ion battery designer and manufacturer. EDI represents yet another step toward that commitment.
According to the Commercial Carrier Journal, EDI’s system is capable of switching between hybrid and electric technology in real-time. It has predominately been used in transit busses to this point.