Hino Trucks announces it will use Cummins engines

COLUMBUS, Ind.– During the virtual 2021 NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks announced their intent to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America. As a result of this announcement, Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7™ and L9™ engines in Hino’s L and XL Series models by the end of 2021.

“We are thrilled to offer Cummins’ proven B6.7 and L9 engines,” stated Hino’s Bob Petz, Senior VP of Vehicle and Parts Sales. “The reliability, performance and durability presented with Cummins engines coupled with the award-winning Hino conventional cab will provide our customers the Ultimate Ownership Experience.”

“The Cummins B6.7 and L9 have an unmatched legacy in the medium-duty space, with nearly 80 years of combined production history,” said Amy Boerger, Cummins’ Vice President and General Manager, North America On Highway. “We are confident Hino customers with Cummins engines will continue to enjoy low cost of operation ownership with our combined offering.”

As part of Hino’s Work Truck Show announcement, Hino plans to redirect engineering and other resources to accelerate Project Z, the company’s development path to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) and move up its production schedule. The company had previously announced plans to develop and produce a full range of class 4 through 8 Battery Electric Trucks and a class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck, powered by Toyota’s fuel cell system, by 2024. It is now planning to begin low volume production in the fourth quarter of 2022, ramping up to full production by the end of 2023.

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