Accelera Launches Next-Gen Hydrogen, Electric Solutions

Company Shows Off New Versions of Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engines, High-Efficiency eAxle and Next-Generation Batteries
Accelera exhibit at 2024 ACT Expo
Accelera introduced its new fuel cell technology found in the new FCE300 fuel engine at ACT Expo 2024. It offers increased power density for larger systems, improved system system efficiency and advanced durability. (Michael Freeze/Transport Topics)

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LAS VEGAS — Accelera by Cummins has launched its next generation of decarbonizing technologies, including new versions of its hydrogen fuel cell engines, high-efficiency eAxle and its next-generation batteries.

The company unveiled the products at Advanced Clean Transportation Expo 2024 on May 21.

“Accelera is leading the charge toward a more sustainable future, and I’m excited to celebrate the launch of our new zero-emissions fuel cell, eAxle and battery products,” Accelera President Amy Davis said.

Davis introduced Accelera’s fuel cell technology found in the newly launched FCE300 and FCE150 fuel cell engines. She noted that both offer increased power density for larger systems, improved system efficiency and advanced durability.

To promote energy efficiency, the next-gen 14Xe is Accelera’s latest eAxle that’s available with a 3-speed twin-countershaft or a 2-speed planetary transmission.

Amy Davis


“The 14Xe is designed to accommodate increased torque, power and battery-voltage requirements,” Davis said, adding that the eAxle minimizes the need for wheel-end reductions, making it a more flexible option for customers.

Davis also touted Accelera’s BP104E battery platform, which can adapt easily to different customer needs, providing superior life performance and fast-charging capabilities.

“The BP104E is engineered to redefine energy storage standards along with unparalleled performance, reliability and safety to meet the evolving demands of the transportation sector,” Davis said. “The next-gen LFP chemistry composition and cell-to-pack architecture also make it more energy-dense and cost-competitive.”

She added that volume production of this battery is planned for 2027 with locally manufactured cells in the U.S. through partnerships with Daimler Trucks and Paccar Inc.


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Davis noted that any of these products can be easily integrated into existing commercial vehicles or paired with other Accelera products, making for a seamless transition to lower- or zero-carbon applications for customers.

“Through constant innovation, real-world testing in the field and collaboration with customers and partners to tailor solutions, we continue to improve designs and bring better and better products to market specific to transportation needs,” she said. “The energy transition will not happen overnight. It’s going to require a tremendous amount of partnership and commitment, but we are gaining the learnings, and we’re iterating the solutions today to empower our customers for the future.”

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