The Ford crate engine, the first in the company’s line of Cummins engine powerplants, is a two-cylinder gasoline-electric hybrid that combines the best features of two-wheel drive with a two engine-horsepower powertrain.
The Cummins system delivers an average of 22 mpg on the highway, compared with a range of just 10 mpg with the diesel Cummins engines, according to Ford.
The engine uses six cylinders, each of which generates its own power from a turbocharger.
For the diesel engine, Ford has a range between 3,000 and 6,000 miles.
Ford has been building diesel trucks for decades, but this is the first time that the Cummins powerplant has been integrated into a Cummins-powered truck.
Ford is also the first company to use the Cummis powerplant in a fuel cell truck.
In addition to using Cummins’ turbochargers, the Cummin powerplant can also power a Ford EcoBoost engine that was introduced in 2015, said Brian Sargent, vice president of engine development and sales at Cummins.
The EcoBoost can achieve a maximum torque of up to 6,500 lb-ft of torque and a range up to 22,000 km.
Sargent said the Cummill engine is the only Cummins design that can achieve these figures.
He said the company has been looking for the right combination of technology and fuel efficiency since its inception, but it was only in the past year or two that it has been able to integrate Cummins technology into the Cummint engine.
“We have a partnership with Cummins that’s quite unique,” Sarget said.
“The Cummins EcoBoost and Cummins Cummins diesel are quite different.
Cummins is a fuel-cell engine.
Cummint is a diesel engine.”
Sarget, who also serves as vice president and general manager of Cummint’s engine business unit, said that the company was initially looking to use Cummins Turbochargers for its EcoBoost diesel powertrain, but was able to find a more cost-effective way to get the engine working.
Sargon said the diesel powerplant is a “real bargain,” especially for fuel efficiency, because it is also lighter than the Cummines Turbocharger and has no moving parts.
Sargets also said the EcoBoost will have less vibration, which is important for the truck to run smoothly, and that it will also be easier to control.
“The diesel is not the engine of choice for our truck,” Sargon said.