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Cummins Signs LOI to Acquire 50% Equity Interest in Rush Enterprises’ Momentum Fuel Technologies

July 11, 2021
The transaction will combine the strengths of Momentum Fuel Technologies’ compressed natural gas fuel delivery systems, Cummins’ powertrain expertise and the engineering and support infrastructure of both companies.

Cummins Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a 50 percent equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises.

The transaction, expected to close later this year subject to the completion of customer pre-closing activities calls for a joint venture between Rush and Cummins to produce Cummins-branded natural natural gas fuel delivery systems for the commercial vehicle market in North America. It will combine the strengths of Momentum Fuel Technologies' compressed natural gas fuel delivery systems, Cummins' powertrain expertise and the engineering and support infrastructures of both companies.  

“This collaboration shows Cummins’ continued commitment to natural gas powertrains,” said Srikanth Padmanabhan, president of the engine business at Cummins. “This partnership will improve customers service for both CNG and RNG through an improved support network. We are thrilled to expand our network of clean and reliable power solutions.”

“The immediate environmental benefits of CNG and RNG, combined with upcoming regulatory requirements, will drive growth in natural gas vehicles for the foreseeable future,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, chairman, CEO and president of Rush Enterprises. “This partnership will enable Rush Enterprises to continue to provide unparalleled support to our customers through our mutual, wide-ranging portfolio of Cummins’ and RushCare aftermarket solutions and keep trucks up and running across the country.”

The joint venture will offer aftermarket support through Rush Truck Centers dealerships and Cummins distributors which will be able to service both the engine and the fuel delivery system. The partnership between Cummins and Rush Enterprises will benefit customers by providing them with access to an extensive CNG vehicle parts and service network; both Cummins and Rush Enterprises’ respective networks, which together represent more than 250 locations in the U.S. and Canada, will be equipped with certified technicians and access to a comprehensive CNH vehicle parts inventory.

Rush owns Rush Truck Centers, a network of commercial vehicle dealerships with more than 100 dealership locations in 22 states, representing truck and bus manufacturers such as Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, FUSO, IC Bus and Bluebird. Rush also provides CNG fuel systems, telematics products and other vehicle technologies. Momentum Fuel Technologies, based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is a complete CNG fuel system solution for Class 6-8 vehicles.