Cummins Inc. shipped its 1.5 millionth Cummins Turbo Diesel for the Dodge Ram from its MidRange Diesel Plant in Indiana recently, marking a milestone for the company and for the growing diesel industry as a whole.
“As fuel prices increase, we expect demand to continue to grow,” says Dave Crompton, vice president for Cummins MidRange Engine Business. “Cummins is poised to meet the growing demand.”
Diesel engines are gaining popularity in the automotive market. According to a recent study by J.D. Power and Associates, diesel cars, trucks and SUVs are expected to grow from 3 percent market share in 2004 to 7.5 percent by 2012. Diesel provides average fuel savings of up to 40 percent, making it the most efficient internal combustion engine, according to Cummins.
Cummins diesel engines include advances such as a high-pressure common rail fuel system and Cummins full-authority electronic controls to provide better performance while reducing fuel emissions. Emissions will be further reduced to comply with the implementation of low-sulfur diesel fuels in 2007.