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Daimler and Cummins form medium duty engine partnership

Daimler Truck AG and Cummins have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a global partnership for the development of medium duty engine systems.

As part of the agreement, Cummins will develop powertrain systems for Daimler Trucks and Buses and act as the company’s supplier of Euro VII compliant systems from 2025.

The strategic partnership is anticipated to enable Daimler to ramp-up its development of alternative and emerging technologies, including non-diesel engines. Daimler Truck AG will focus on progressing zero-emission drive technologies and commercial heavy-duty drivetrains.

Daimler production of its medium duty engine generation will pass to Cummins, while its heavy duty engine platform will remain in the Daimler Truck AG portfolio.

Martin Daum, chairman of the board of management at Daimler Truck AG, said, “The memorandum of understanding between Daimler Truck AG and Cummins strengthens our competitiveness. With the changeover to Euro VII, we would have to invest considerable resources in the further development of our medium-duty engines.

“We are now freeing up these funds to focus them on the technologies that are crucial to our long-term corporate success in the transformation of our industry.”