Cummins Ready to Deliver Fuel Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions as New National Rule is Announced

COLUMBUS, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today expressed its readiness to provide fuel
savings and environmental benefits as the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
finalized their second phase of national fuel efficiency and greenhouse
gas (GHG) emission regulations for medium- and heavy-duty commercial
vehicles. These regulations cover Cummins on-highway engines from 200 to
more than 600 horsepower output.

The agencies released a final rule that sets new standards for engines,
on-highway tractors, vocational vehicles, trailers and heavy-duty pickup
trucks and vans. The Phase 2 standards, intended to drive further
reductions in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, are an
important step toward achieving national climate and energy goals and
delivering cost-saving benefits to owners.

“With nearly 100 years of engine expertise, we are well-positioned to
develop products that comply with this new rule and meet our customers’
needs,” said Srikanth Padmanabhan, President, Engine Business, Cummins
Inc. “We are pleased that the rule builds on the Phase 1 regulatory
framework that recognizes the diversity and complexity of the commercial
vehicle sector, and we look forward to continued collaboration with the
agencies and our customers to ensure a successful implementation.”

EPA also today announced plans to work with the California Air Resources
Board (ARB) to evaluate future lower NOx standards.

“The EPA and ARB should work collaboratively with the goal of
maintaining a national, heavy‐duty NOx and GHG program,” Padmanabhan
added. “Cummins is committed to working with both agencies to determine
the best path for achieving real‐world reductions.”

Cummins has a long history of demonstrating its leadership in developing
the technologies needed to meet tough emissions standards and improve
fuel efficiency that are the hallmarks of not only its North American
products, but products across the globe. For example, Cummins certified
early to meet the Phase 1 fuel efficiency standards in 2013 and 2016 and
the Company was among the first to meet the EPA’s rigorous on-highway
emission standards in 2002, 2007 and 2010.

Cummins latest generation of midrange and heavy-duty engines are ready
to meet 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards with not just
lower fuel consumption, but also bring enhanced performance with
innovative technology to offer a new level of capability for every type
of truck and bus application. Field-test drivers have reported a
superior driving experience that has surpassed expectations in terms of
both pulling and braking power, as well as fuel-efficiency and uptime.

A first for the market, every 2017 engine is factory-ready to enable
Cummins Connected Solutions™ applications with real-time diagnostics
plus Over-the-Air (OTA) engine programming and customization – without a
visit to a service bay. Advanced features for heavy-duty engines such as
ADEPT™ SmartCoast and Predictive Cruise Control (PCC) make every driver
an expert, as the system can even sense the road ahead, anticipating
acceleration and coasting for maximum efficiency through minimal effort.
The market-leading 6.7-liter B Series engine now offers an up to 7% fuel
economy improvement over current product and even further savings and
emission reductions with the innovative Stop-Start capability.

“Fuel efficiency has long been a focus of our technology development. We
look forward to reviewing the final rule now that it is published and
working with all our stakeholders to make sure both the customer and the
environment benefit from it,” said Rich Freeland, President and COO,
Cummins Inc. “Cummins is ready to tackle complex climate and energy
challenges. We are confident we have the engine technologies necessary
to meet or exceed improvements required by the Phase 2 engine standards.”

“Cummins will continue to put our customers first, while building on the
past 30 years in which we’ve reduced engine emissions in North America
by more than 99 percent. In addition to these significant emissions
reductions, over the past few years we have also been able to improve
the fuel economy of the Cummins ISX15 by approximately two percent each
year,” added Freeland. “We continue to demonstrate we can optimize the
integration of our engines in vehicles of all types while delivering
improved fuel efficiency, quality, power and cost savings for our

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins
earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases
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