Freightliner and Cummins are partnering to bring Cummins’ X15N natural gas engine to Freightliner’s heavy-duty Cascadia trucks, specifically the Class 8 Cascadia 126” BBC in both sleeper and day cab configurations. Production on the X15N-equipped Cascadias is targeted for 2025.Read more: Field test results promising for Cummins ultra-low carbon fuel powertrain
“Our end-user customers are looking for ways to achieve their sustainability goals, and the X15N is essential to our commitment to help customers reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and improve NOx,” said José Samperio, vice president and general manager, North America On-Highway, Cummins Inc. “The X15N, an industry first big bore natural gas powertrain with power and torque curves almost identical to diesel will help long-haul fleets see improved economic and environmental performance.”
Cummins reports that the X15N is designed for heavy-duty, on-highway applications, with features including 400-500 horsepower and 1,450-1,850 ft.-lb. of torque. At the same time, the company stated that the engine has even lower NOx levels than 202 EPA and CARB standards and can work with the Eaton Cummins Endurant HD N Transmission.