Cummins buys into Sion Power for truck battery tech


Cummins has invested in battery tech company Sion Power to further the engine maker's electric ambitions

Cummins buys into Sion Power for truck battery tech
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Rechargable battery developer Sion Power has entered into an agreement with powertrain goliath Cummins to design and supply battery cells based on its proprietary Licerion Electric Vehicle (EV) lithium metal technology for commercial electric vehicle applications. In connection with the agreement, Cummins has made an investment in Sion Power.

Under the agreement, Sion Power will engage in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs. The batteries developed by Cummins will be integrated in its electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.


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Sion Power’s Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Kelley, says, "Sion Power’s Licerion is an enabling technology for the Cummins’ future electric commercial vehicle offerings. Cummins is an ideal partner for Sion Power to enable this next generation of electric mobility and significantly support the decarbonization of the transportation industry."

The company says Sion Power’s high-energy battery chemistry is an important component of Cummins’ roadmap to electrify the company’s commercial vehicle products.

Based on Sion Power’s proprietary lithium-metal anode technology and incorporating its patented manufacturing process, the cell provides a robust, long-lasting rechargeable battery for Cummins’ demanding applications.

"Our customers rely on Cummins to provide the most robust electric powertrains in the world. We need battery technologies that will meet the performance and cost expectations for tough, commercial vehicle duty cycles," says Amy Davis, vice president at Cummins and president of the company’s New Power segment.

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