Cummins to supply Kalmar with driveline for new electric terminal tractor

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 21 Feb 2019


Cummins Inc has announced that Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has selected it to be the electrification solution provider for the electric terminal tractor offering for the European market. Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry.

“We’re excited to take on the next phase in our journey in providing electric solutions to industrial markets in collaboration with Kalmar,” said Julie Furber, Executive Director – Electrified Power, Cummins. “By combining Kalmar’s next-generation terminal tractor platform with our lithium-ion battery expertise and experience in system integration, we will be able to deliver market leading, optimized electric powertrain solutions for port and distribution customers.”

Slated to be launched in 2020, the Kalmar electric terminal tractor will be equipped with a 107 kWh lithium-ion battery capable of DC fast charge. This means that operators can take advantage of opportunity charging during shift breaks.

To maintain battery life, a thermal management system keeps it within the optimal temperature range, enabling the machine to operate in a range of climates. The Cummins driveline solution eliminates need for a transmission on a terminal tractor, simplifying the overall system and reducing maintenance needs. 

“In line with our commitment to have a comprehensive electric product portfolio by 2021, we’re delighted to announce that we will be releasing our second electric terminal tractor in 2020 with Cummins as our electrification solution provider,” said Gina Lopez, Vice President, Terminal Tractors, Kalmar. “We selected Cummins because of our longstanding co-operation in providing world-class drivetrain platforms, their global reach, and their strong commitment to leading the industry in electrification solutions.”