Cummins Crosspoint Subsidiary Launches Second-Generation Hybrid System
Crosspoint Kinetics launched the S3000, a second-generation parallel-electric hybrid system for small para-transit bus, shuttle bus, and package delivery applications. The system's simple installation makes turning fleets "green" faster and easier.
Indianapolis, IN (I-Newswire) September 22, 2013 - Crosspoint Kinetics, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint, LLC, launches a second-generation parallel-electric hybrid system for small para-transit bus, shuttle bus, and package delivery applications. Crosspoint Kinetics' S3000 hybrid system leverages evolved designs and technologies with improvements in durability and control software. The system simply interfaces to a vehicle, making it easier to access hybrid advantages including acceleration performance, less fuel consumption, and reduced emissions.
"We have addressed many of the problems with first-generation hybrids, such as expensive batteries, less-than-satisfactory reliability, and complex integration into a vehicle." said Crosspoint Kinetics Product Director John McNichols. The S3000 deploys ultra-capacitors and offers a design that makes it easy to install and remove. It is compatible with gasoline, diesel, propane, and compressed natural gas engines and can be installed in new and used vehicles; even transferred from one vehicle to another. "By addressing the inflexibility of first-generation systems, we have made it easier for operators and customers to participate in the greening movement toward alternative fuels."
Used for incremental boost when accelerating a vehicle, the system generates 100 percent of its own electricity when decelerating or braking. Results from third-party and field testing have shown fuel-economy increases ranging between 10 and 30 percent varying by driving style and route selection. "An operator has full control of how much electricity can be generated, captured, and reused for acceleration. Our system offers a choice of extra acceleration or fuel economy performance depending on how the operator wants to use it," McNichols said.
Crosspoint Kinetics' S3000 hybrid uses more than 80-percent American-made components. Included are the advanced electric hybrid motor manufactured by Nidec Corporation in its Princeton, Ind., facility; the ultra-capacitors supplied by Maxwell Technologies of San Diego, Calif.; and the control computer and inverter provided by ZBB Energy of Menomenee Falls, Wis. The company also is working directly with key OEM bus and chassis manufacturers to ensure quality installations.
"We have successfully completed system-life, performance, reliability, and FTA/Altoona testing. We are confident our second-generation hybrid will perform and bring many benefits to the communities where they operate," McNichols said.
Crosspoint Kinetics' hybrid is in limited production and is available through select bus OEM manufacturers throughout North America. Full production is expected during fourth quarter of 2013.
About Cummins Crosspoint and Crosspoint Kinetics
Cummins Crosspoint, LLC, is the exclusive distributor of Cummins products in a five-state territory encompassing all or portions of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Crosspoint has built a solid reputation for providing exceptional sales, service and support for Cummins engines, generators, filters and allied products.
With an integrated network of 12 branches and a sizeable field-service fleet, our Cummins trained-and-certified experts are dedicated to serving the needs of all customers in a variety of industries including trucking, mining, marine, oil and gas, power generation, recreation and agriculture.
Crosspoint Kinetics, a subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint, develops and delivers solutions that conserve, capture and reuse energy for the benefit of customers and their communities. Kinetics is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. and features a unique team of engineers and program experts who are trained to deliver energy capturing solutions that can be easily and practically adopted. For more visit, www.crosspointkinetics.com.
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Published On:September 22, 2013
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