Cummins to power Letenda's new battery electric transit bus: The Electrip®
Longueuil, Québec, Canada – Letenda, a Canadian bus manufacturer, announced today that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has been selected to power its new battery electric demonstrator vehicle, the Electrip® transit bus. The Electrip® is a 30-foot, zero-emission transit bus powered by Cummins and is expected be unveiled in early 2022.
“We are proud to collaborate with Cummins, with whom we share the same values of innovation and sustainability,” said Nicolas Letendre, President of Letenda. “Cummins has a proven track record of delivering leading power solutions for the bus industry and as a global powertrain leader. We’re pleased to offer our customers a safe, efficient and reliable solution to transition from diesel-powered buses.”
Specifically designed for the North American market, Letenda’s new transit bus demo uses Cummins’ proven Battery Electric System, featuring remote diagnostics and over-the-air connectivity. The Electrip® features three battery packs providing 222 kWh capacity and is compatible with DC fast charge and plug-in charging. Cummins provided the complete electrified powertrain including the powertrain controls, batteries, propulsion motor, power electronics, charging controls and connectivity systems.
“Cummins is delighted to work with Letenda to power their zero-emissions transit bus,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. “Letenda has completely designed their bus from the wheels up for electrification which is exciting for us and for our customers. This demonstration expands Cummins battery-electric solutions to smaller transit bus applications which can help communities meet sustainability targets.”
Cummins and Letenda will look to expand this collaboration in the future as Letenda plans to commercialize their zero-emission transit bus across Canada and the United States. The Electrip® will be demonstrating with a Canadian transit authority in the Province of Quebec.