Tata Cummins Inaugurates Hydrogen ICE Manufacturing Facility

Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL), a joint venture between Tata Motors Limited and Cummins Inc. USA, has inaugurated a new factory in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, to produce hydrogen-based internal combustion engines (ICEs) for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

Facility Details

The factory is spread across approximately seven acres and was opened within a year of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jharkhand government.

In addition to hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engines (ICEs), the facility will also manufacture low to zero-emission technology products.

The plant was established by TCPL Green Energy Solutions (TCPL GES), a subsidiary of TCPL, which was formed in March 2023 to design and develop low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions.

Objectives and Goals

The primary objectives of TCPL GES and the new manufacturing facility include :

  • Addressing climate change and improving air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Shaping the future of mobility in India by making it smarter and greener.
  • Enabling customers to progressively adopt emission-free and commercially viable solutions for cargo and people mobility.

Tata Cummins Joint Venture

Tata Motors and Cummins have been working together since 1993 through the 50:50 Tata Cummins joint venture. The joint venture aims to design and develop low and zero-emission propulsion technologies for the Indian commercial vehicle market.

Trivia

  • In May 2022, Cummins released a 15-litre hydrogen ICE, and months later, they unveiled a medium-duty ICE-powered truck concept at the IAA Transportation exhibition in Hanover, Germany.
  • Tata Motors also opened a new R&D facility in Pune, India, in 2023 to develop hydrogen ICEs and hydrogen storage and dispensing technology.
  • The inauguration of the TCPL manufacturing facility in Jamshedpur marks a significant step towards the development and adoption of hydrogen-based propulsion systems in India’s commercial vehicle sector, aligning

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