Cummins and bus manufacturers aim to improve air quality in 20 cities


Engines provider Cummins has partnered with three global bus manufacturers for a new initiative to improve air quality standards and address climate changes in 20 cities worldwide.  

As part of this initiative, the company and the other manufacturers will create a new platform that will enable these cities to purchase buses with low-emissions technologies. 

Cummins Europe Area Business Organisation vice-president Antonio Leitao said: “We are thrilled to be part of this initiative with great partners who are committed to doing the right thing for our customers and the environment." 

Cities selected for this new initiative include Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Manila, Mexico City, Nairobi, Sao Paulo, and Sydney. 

"This is yet another example of cities and the private sector working together to tackle the most urgent challenges that we face."

The parties have extended their support and committed to provide low-sulphur fuel in order to help manufacturers meet their objectives.  

Welcoming the initiative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group executive director Mark Watts said: "I welcome the commitment of these bus manufacturers to make cleaner, safer engine technologies available to millions of citizens in the global south.

"This is yet another example of cities and the private sector working together to tackle the most urgent challenges that we face."

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has been created by cities and focuses on addressing climate change.