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Hino Trucks and Cummins Announce Medium and Heavy-Duty Engine Offering

During Work Truck Week, Hino Trucks announced intent to produce medium- and heavy-duty trucks with Cummins engines for North America. As a result, Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines in its L and XL Series.

“We are thrilled to offer Cummins’ proven B6.7 and L9 engines,” states Hino’s Bob Petz, senior VP of vehicle and parts sales. “The reliability, performance, and durability presented with Cummins engines coupled with the award-winning Hino conventional cab will provide our customers the ‘ultimate ownership experience.’”

Amy Boerger, Cummins’ VP and general manager, North America On Highway, says the engines have a legacy in medium duty. She says the brand is confident Hino customers will enjoy low cost of operation with the Hino and Cummins offering.

ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES

As part of Hino’s Work Truck Show announcement, Hino plans to redirect engineering and other resources to accelerate the development of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) portion of “Project Z,” the company’s development path to zero emission vehicles (ZEV). Hino previously announced plans to develop and produce a range of Class 4 through 8 battery electric trucks by 2024. It now plans to begin low volume production of the BEV models in the fourth quarter of 2022. Full production will ramp up by the end of 2023.

“Our industry is in the midst of a generational shift from traditional vehicles to zero emission vehicles,” notes Hino’s Glenn Ellis, senior VP of customer experience. “This new partnership is in line with the recent shift we have seen among other OEMs who are looking to strong industry partners to help offset their growing R&D investments into new ZEVs.”

Further, Hino will begin production of Cummins-powered trucks at the West Virginia and the Woodstock plants in October 2021. The company plans to make the Cummins B6.7 engine available in the L Series by the end of 2021. To start, Hino will offer the engine in two ratings: 240 hp and 260 hp. The B6.7 will be paired with Allison’s 2000 and 3000 Series transmissions. Starting in 2022, the Cummins L9 engine will be available in Hino’s XL Series model. Initially, Hino will offer three engine ratings: 300 hp, 330 hp, and 360 hp. Finally, owners can pair the L9 with Allison’s 3000 or 3500 Series transmission or an Eaton manual.

Hino and Cummins will continue to evaluate additional opportunities to collaborate on powertrain strategies in the future.

Find out more, visit www.hino.com.

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