Cummins to Launch X15 Fuel Agnostic Engine

March 5, 2024
X15 will carry the same ratings of up to 650 horsepower.

The Cummins X15 diesel engine is built on the company’s fuel-agnostic Helm 15-liter platform and will be compliant with EPA and CARB 2027 aligned regulations. The next-generation engine is designed to have the capability to meet future emissions regulations beyond 2027 without the need for significant architecture changes.

The next generation, advanced diesel X15 will feature improved greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency benefits while retaining the same ratings of the current X15 (up to 605 horsepower and 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque) and optimizing powertrain integration with Eaton Cummins and Cummins-Meritor, according to the company.

Read also: Cummins approves use of unblended renewable diesel in industrial engines

“Today, we re-introduce our fuel agnostic engine platforms with a name that captures the innovation that powers us forward: the Cummins HELM™ platforms,” said Cummins.

“With higher efficiency, lower emissions, and multiple fuels, the Cummins Helm platforms give our customers control of how they navigate their own journeys as part of the energy transition,” said Jane Beaman, VP global, on-highway business, in a statement. “They can choose the fuel types that work best for them, their businesses, and their goals.”

The X15 can use biodiesel blends up to 20% and renewable diesel blends up to 100%. 

Source: Cummins

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