Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has announced two new engines that will be produced for the transit market. The company says the 2017 L9 diesel and B6.7 hybrid engines will feature better fuel efficiency and improved uptime under the SmartEfficiency initiative.
The SmartEfficiency initiative was launched in February. Cummins says the initiative will include the rollout of key product line improvements throughout 2016 and into 2017, which will also lower the total cost of ownership for customers.
Cummins says these improvements have been implemented with the L9 and B6.7 engines. The B6.7 hybrid will offer up to 5 percent higher fuel efficiency, according to the company.
The company announced earlier this month that it would combine its Power Generation Segment and High Horsepower Engine Business, creating the Power Systems Segment. Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger said the move would streamline processes in order to accelerate innovation.