In response to the demand for private electric vehicle chargers needed to meet federal emissions-reduction targets, engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. has announced a new partnership to help fleets with charging infrastructure.
Cummins is collaborating with Heliox, a supplier of fast-charging solutions, to provide the sale and service of EV chargers in North America. The deal marks a significant step forward in providing electric vehicle charging solutions for diverse markets and customers.
The companies’ agreement will bring both a mobile 50 kW DC charger, Mobile 50, and a stationary 180 kW DC charging system, Flex 180, to market.
The Mobile 50 plugs into 480V AC wall sockets and can be used anywhere there is a compatible power source. Its portable design does not require fixed installation, which will save fleets thousands on infrastructure costs as they transition to battery electric vehicles.
The Flex 180 solution provides up to three dispensers capable of static, sequential and dynamic charging for optimal flexibility. Dispensing options can come in both plug and pantograph options for transit bus customers.
Moving toward ‘Destination Zero’
“We have a storied history of building innovative partnerships that combine strengths to create incremental value for our customers,” said Zach Gillen, General Manager of Cummins Sales and Service North America, in a statement. “Our relationship with EV charging partners builds on this legacy, and we are excited to work together to better serve customers who rely on battery electric technology.
“It’s yet another step in our journey to Destination Zero (the company’s strategy for reaching zero emissions). Our collaboration with Heliox will deliver a reliable solution to support fleet customers in reaching their sustainability and emissions goals.”
Michael Colijn, CEO of Heliox, said the partnership would accelerate his company’s efforts to provide electric vehicle charging solutions for fleets.
“Charging infrastructure is a critical component in adopting electrified technology, and we’re proud to play a role in helping Cummins customers on their journey to zero-emissions vehicles,” Colijn said.
Both EV charger products are available through Cummins’ North America distribution network.
Founded in 2009, Heliox makes fast-charging systems for public transport, e-trucks, marine, mining and port equipment. In 2017, the company installed one of Europe’s first and largest rapid-charging networks for the e-bus fleet in Eindhoven, Netherlands. In 2021, Heliox opened a U.S. office in Atlanta, and soon expanded into the 18,000-square foot Heliox Technology Center in 2022. All UL-listed Heliox chargers are manufactured in Minneapolis.