Accelera by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins, is collaborating with Turkish bus builder BMC to provide battery solutions for their transit bus operations.

The companies have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for Accelera to power BMC’s city buses. This marks the first time the BP97E, Accelera’s latest nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery pack, will be used in operation in Europe.

Accelera by Cummins BP97E battery for BMC

BP97E batteries are expected to be delivered in the first half of 2024 and the buses expected to be delivered to customers in 2025.

The BP97E is a high-energy-density battery pack and is the latest development in Accelera’s NMC battery platform. Its single-pack storage capacity is up to 97 kWh. Transit agencies can tailor the energy level needed to serve their communities through an onboard energy option of up to 582 kWh with a six-pack battery configuration.

The city buses will be sold in Turkey, BMC’s domestic market, and will operate throughout Europe.

Accelera’s multi-chemistry battery product portfolio includes nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) batteries and lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which are engineered to suit a variety of electric commercial vehicles and industrial applications.

“The launch of our NMC battery in Turkey and Europe, in collaboration with BMC, is a milestone for Accelera as we expand our battery-electric offerings to new regions around the world,” said Brian Wilson, General Manager of eMobility for Accelera (appointed in late 2023). “Collaborating with BMC to power their electric city buses demonstrates Accelera’s ability to deliver innovative, zero-emissions technologies, and we’re excited to work together to provide sustainable solutions for cities and towns across Europe.”


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