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Tata, Cummins JV opens manufacturing facility for hydrogen ICE in India

Source: Tata Motors

Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL)'s subsidiary TCPL Green Energy Solutions has recently inaugurated a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Jamshedpur to produce hydrogen-based Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and other low to zero emission technology products in India. 

The facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, reflecting the commitment of both Tata Motors and Cummins to innovation, manufacturing excellence, and environmental sustainability, the partners claim. 

The opening of this plant within a year of signing the MoU with the state of Jharkhand reaffirms the commitment and steady progress that the two organizations have made in advancing their decarbonization strategy, they add. 

Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors, commented on the development, "Tata Motors' established legacy of nation-building, innovations, and industry firsts gains further momentum with the opening of this new-age manufacturing facility. 


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"The hydrogen-based powertrain aggregates and systems produced here will shape the future of mobility in India, making it smarter and greener. We remain committed to partner our customers to build a better tomorrow by enabling them to progressively adopt emission free and commercially viable solutions for cargo and people mobility", he added.

"Cummins has always believed in bringing the right technology that powers the success of our customers at the right time", said Ashwath Ram, Managing Director, Cummins Group in India.

"Our commitment to manufacturing advanced low to zero-emissions technology products that advance decarbonization isn't just a promise; it's a responsibility we embrace and is backed by concrete action. Powered by our global expertise, strategic partnership, and technological capabilities, we are making steady progress on our 'Destination Zero' strategy", he added.

Carrying forward over three decades of partnerships, Tata Motors and Cummins formed TCPL about an year ago to collaborate on the design and development of low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions for trucks and buses in India. Recently, Tata Motors unveiled two R&D facilities for hydrogen ICE-based sustainable mobility solutions at its R&D centre in Pune.

Both the companies are bullish on the efficacy and potentials of hydrogen combustion technology for decarbonization of commercial vehicle in the Indian market. At Auto Expo 2023, the companies presented the hydrogen ICE powered vehicle prototypes. 


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Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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