Accelera Launches Next-Gen Hydrogen, Electric Solutions

May 21, 2024

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Accelera by Cummins launched next generation versions of its hydrogen fuel cell engines, a high efficiency eAxle, and its next-generation batteries at this year’s ACT Expo.

“Accelera is leading the charge toward a more sustainable future, and I’m excited to celebrate the launch of our new zero-emissions fuel cell, eAxle and battery products,” said Amy Davis, president of Accelera. “Through constant innovation, real-world testing in the field and collaboration with customers and partners to tailor solutions, we continue to improve our next-generation technologies, helping accelerate adoption and the shift to zero.”

Included in the launch are the FCE300 and FCE150 fuel cell engines, both of which offer increased power density for larger systems, improved system efficiency and advanced durability. The modular architecture enables configurations for a number of applications and layouts for both on- and off-highway applications.

Also on display was Accelera’s newest eAxle, touting increased energy efficiency and either a 3-speed twin-countershaft or 2-speed planetary transmission. The 14Xe is designed to accommodate increased torque, power and battery voltage requirements, while also minimizing the need for wheel-end reductions.

For an enhanced electric drivetrain with an increased focus on functional safety and cybersecurity, the 14Xe is equipped with Accelera’s ELFA 3 V3.2, a high-power inverter. The 14Xe is best suited for heavy-duty 6×4 applications in a tandem configuration or as a single application for medium-duty and school bus applications.

The BP104E is the manufacturer’s newest and most flexible battery platform comes with a rated energy capacity of 104kWh and a max voltage range of 830V. Volume production of this battery is planned for 2027 with locally manufactured cells in the U.S.