Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins


Hyundai/Kia to Spend Big on EVs, Mobility

The Korea-based company is making a big commitment. Make that BIG.


Canadian Fuel Cell Company Forms China JV

Canada’s Loop Energy has formed a joint venture with China’s In-Power to develop fuel cell range extenders for trucks and buses in China.

Fuel Cells

Hyundai, Cummins Partner on Fuel Cells

Hyundai Motor Co. and Cummins Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate opportunities to jointly develop and commercialize fuel cell powertrains.

Fuel Cells

Cummins Invests in Second Fuel Cell Company

Cummins Inc. has made an unspecified investment in Loop Energy, a British Columbia, Canada-based developer of fuel cell range-extender modules for commercial trucks.


Eaton Vehicle Group Names New CTO, Forms eMobility Partnership

Eaton Corp.’s Vehicle Group has appointed Karl Sievertsen vice president of engineering and chief technical officer.


Nissan Drops Diesel for Titan Pickup Truck

Nissan Motor Co. is phasing out the V-8 diesel option and paring down the number of cab configurations for its fullsize Titan pickup truck in the U.S. 


Cummins Offers to Buy VW’s Big-Diesel Unit

U.S. diesel maker Cummins Inc. has offered to buy a unit of Volkswagen AG that makes huge diesels for ships and electrical generating stations, sources tell Reuters.


Report: VW May Sell MAN Large Diesel Unit

Volkswagen Group is testing buyer interest in its MAN Energy Solutions unit, which makes large diesels for ships and stationary power generators.


Cummins to Review Tests for Diesels Sold to FCA

Diesel maker Cummins Inc. says it has agreed to review its emission test procedures for engines supplied for heavy-duty Ram pickup trucks made in the U.S. by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.


Ram 3500 Ups Torque to 1,000 lb-ft

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says the re-engineered 2019 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck will generate an industry-best 1,000 lb-ft of torque with its 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins diesel engine.


Cummins, Kamaz Ink Deal for Electric Trucks in Russia

Cummins Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian truckmaker Kamaz PTC to develop electrified powertrains for future Kamaz commercial trucks and buses.


Hydrogen Consortium Adds 14 Members

The Hydrogen Council—a global coalition aimed at advancing and promoting hydrogen technologies, standards and policies—is adding 14 members.


Cummins Recalls 500,000 Commercial Diesels for NOx Emissions

Cummins Inc. is launching what regulators describe as the largest U.S. recall ever involving faulty emission controls in diesel-powered commercial trucks.

Shell, Airflow Partner on Aero Highway Truck

Shell Oil Co. and Airflow Truck Co. have developed a Class 8 concept truck that they say will provide significant aerodynamic and fuel efficiency improvements.


Nissan to Add V-6 to Titan Pickup Lineup

Nissan Motor Co.’s plans to offer a V-6 engine in future Titan fullsize pickup trucks to better compete against its chief rivals in the segment, according to media reports.


Cummins Buys Johnson Matthey’s Battery Business

Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. has acquired Johnson Matthey plc’s battery systems business for an undisclosed price.


Volvo Trucks to Launch Electric Model Next Year

AB Volvo plans to begin selling electric trucks next year in Europe, targeting urban distribution applications.


Remaining Relevant

At the end of August, when people are, one would imagine, getting ready to squeeze the last drops of summer out before it gives way to the workaday existence that pretty much characterizes fall, I was the recipient of an incredible number of announcements that all focused on advances in automotive technology.


FCA to Recall Trucks for Water Pump Fire Hazard

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it will recall 443,700 of its heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks in the U.S. with water pumps that could overheat and cause a fire.


Cummins Unveils Electric Heavy-Duty Truck

Cummins Inc. took the wraps off an all-electric heavy-duty concept truck this week at the company’s technical center in Columbus, Ind.


Cummins Adding $234 million Diesel Tech Center in India

Diesel maker Cummins Inc. is building its second-largest technical center outside the U.S. at a 16-acre site outside Pune, India.


GVS to Buy Kuss Filtration

Microfiltration specialist GVS SpA has agreed to buy Findlay, Ohio-based Kuss Filtration Inc. from Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP), an Evanston, Ill.-based private equity firm.  


Cummins to Add Electrified Powertrains in 2019

Engine-maker Cummins Inc. says it will begin delivering plug-in hybrid and full-electric power systems to unnamed commercial truck customers in 2019.

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