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Cummins Crosspoint subsidiary unveils new hybrid system

Posted on September 18, 2013

Crosspoint Kinetics LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint LLC, launches a second-generation parallel-electric hybrid system for small paratransit 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.

Used for incremental boost when accelerating a vehicle, the system generates 100% 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% varying by driving style and route selection.

Crosspoint Kinetics’ S3000 hybrid uses more than 80% American-made components. Included are the advanced electric hybrid motor manufactured by Nidec Corp. in its Princeton, Ind., facility; the ultra-capacitors supplied by Maxwell Technologies of San Diego; 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.

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.

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