Cummins inks deal to provide Turkish buses with battery power

Cummins is announcing a collaboration that would bring the company’s battery power solutions to transit buses in Europe.

The Columbus based engine manufacturer, through its Accelera business segment has signed a letter of intent with BMC Otomotive for Accelera to provide the power for the city buses. BMC is a leading manufacturer of buses and trucks in Turkey and throughout Europe.

Cummins says that this will be the first European use of the Accelera nickel manganese cobalt battery packs known as the BP978E. The high energy density battery packs are an effective solution for weight-sensitive applications. Individual transit agencies can tailor the energy level needed for their communities through an onboard option. Cummins says that will ensure efficient and reliable transportation and promote sustainability.

According to the companies, the program is already underway with the first BP 97 8E batteries due to be delivered in the next few months and the first buses delivered next year.

In 2023, Cummins combined its various zero emissions programs under the Accelera brand, which is under the New Power business unit.