Cummins, Tata Motors Inks Agreement To Develop Hydrogen Powertrain For CVs In India

As a part of this agreement, Cummins and TML have set up a new business entity called TCPL Green Energy Solutions

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A global power technology player, Cummins has signed a definitive agreement with Tata Motors (TML), to manufacture a range of low- to zero-emissions technology products in India over the next few years. 

As a part of this agreement, Cummins and TML have set up a new business entity called TCPL Green Energy Solutions (GES), a wholly owned subsidiary under the existing joint venture with a focus on the development and manufacturing of sustainable technology products that will include hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, fuel delivery systems, and battery electric powertrains and fuel cell electric systems through the AcceleraTM by Cummins brand. 

The low- to zero-emissions technologies developed by TCPL GES will be integrated into both on-highway and off-highway applications for domestic and international markets. This agreement will play a pivotal role in developing sustainable powertrain solutions that will help in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and supporting India's net-zero ambitions.

Tata Motors and Cummins have a 30-year strong partnership through their joint venture Tata Cummins (TCPL) in India, established in 1993. The signing of this definitive agreement further strengthens their relationship and is a step forward from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two organisations in November 2022 to collaborate on the design and development of low- and zero-emissions propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India. 

The definitive agreement was signed by Jennifer Rumsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc., and Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, at Cummins Inc. headquarters in Columbus, Indiana, USA. Senior officials and dignitaries from Cummins, the company’s India leadership team and Tata Motors were present during the signing of the agreement.

After signing the agreement, Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins President, and Chief Executive Officer said, “Progress requires partnership, and I am delighted that we are embarking on this decarbonisation journey with our trusted partner of 30 years – Tata Motors. Together, we will advance low- and zero-emissions technologies in a way that is best for our customers, communities, and the planet.”

Speaking on the occasion, Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors, said, “Our goal is to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 in the commercial vehicles segment. We are collaborating with partners who believe in this vision and are delighted to further strengthen our three-decade-long association with Cummins Inc. Together, we will develop and indigenise smart and green powertrain technologies to create India specific sustainable mobility solutions.”

Expressing his delight on India being one of the first markets to receive Cummins’ Hydrogen engines, Ashwath Ram, Managing Director, Cummins Group in India shared his views, "I am thrilled about the collaboration between Cummins and Tata Motors, which will provide a significant boost to India's Green Hydrogen Mission, electrification and net zero goals. As we move forward in our partnership, we will continue to explore new technologies and invest in research and development to commercialize them in the coming years. Our focus is on developing innovative and sustainable solutions that cater to the evolving needs of the Indian Commercial vehicle market, and we are confident that this collaboration will enable us to achieve this goal.”


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