• Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

    Cummins has long been known for its diesel engines, but the company recently revealed its first concept truck using an all-electric powertrain. The Urban Hauler Tractor debuted last month and Cummins said it previewed a production model that could arrive by the end of this decade. Now, the diesel-engine maker officially diversified its portfolio with the acquisition of the Brammo electric-drivetrain company. DON'T MISS: Cummins electric semi truck: traditional maker takes on Tesla While the firm was founded by Craig Bramscher in 2002 to build high-performance cars, it quickly turned its...

  • Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept
    Cummins electric semi truck: traditional maker takes on Tesla

    The well-established Cummins company chose an appropriate time to reveal its all-electric semi tractor concept: just before Tesla prepares to reveal its own electric semi next month. The traditional diesel-engine maker debuted its Urban Hauler Tractor, a Class 7 semi truck with a 44,000-pound...

  • 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
    FCA sued over emissions of 2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel pickups with Cummins engines

    FCA and Cummins are being sued over alleged excess emissions in heavy-duty diesel pickup trucks.

  • Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014
    Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

    We drive a Nissan Frontier midsize pickup truck equipped with a Cummins four-cylinder turbodiesel engine.

  • 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    Diesel Pickup Trucks From Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Ram: Ultimate Guide

    Diesel has been an option for heavy-duty pickup users for quite some time now, and the sights and sounds of a big Power Stroke-equipped Ford or Cummins-engined RAM will be quite familiar to most. It's taken longer for the fuel to find acceptance in the light-duty, full-size pickup market, but...

  • Nissan Titan pickup to get Cummins turbo diesel engine
    Nissan Titan Pickup To Get Cummins Turbodiesel Engine

    Nissan has become the latest company to announce a diesel option for its full-size pickup truck range. The next-generation Nissan Titan full-size truck will feature a newly-developed Cummins V-8 turbocharged diesel unit, helping broaden the model's appeal in the competitive truck market. A...

  • Cummins and Peterbilt 'SuperTruck'

    Consider this: The average semi truck is actually quite economical. No, really. A typical long-haul truck averages between 5.5 and 6.5 mpg. But it's also really, really heavy--up to 80,000 pounds, for a fully-loaded trailer. That's around 36 tons, which puts some perspective on how hard each of those gallons are working. When some pickup trucks manage barely double that with significantly less weight, long-haul trucks really are impressive. Not that there isn't room for improvement--such as the new 9.9 mpg Peterbilt and Cummins 'SuperTruck'. It represents a 54 percent improvement over the...

  • 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    Still Dead: Dodge Ram Hybrid Pickup, With Or Without Diesel

    It's all very strange. Just last March, Chrysler definitively killed the Ram Hemi Hybrid pickup it had been developing for several years. RIP Hemi Hybrid. Now comes a mysterious post on fan site that proposes that the company's Ram 1500 pickup truck will offer a Cummins 5.0-liter...

  • Mini pickup with Cummins QSK78 3500-hp 12-turbo 78-liter V-18 diesel engine
    Clean-Diesel Mini? Green! A 3500-HP Diesel Mini? NOT Green!

     We've written before about the diesel-engined Mini Cooper D that's sold in Europe, but not in the U.S. We really like the idea of a clean-diesel Mini. And now for something completely different. How about a 3500-horsepower V-18 diesel Mini? Ummmm, yes. At this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed...

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