Cummins and Tata Motors have reached and signed a definitive agreement to manufacture a range of low- to zero-emissions technology products in India over the next few years.
The agreement was signed by Jennifer Rumsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins, and Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors.
Already partners for over three decades, 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. This will include hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, fuel delivery systems, battery electric powertrains and fuel cell electric systems through Accelera, a new brand for Cummins’ New Power business segment.
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.
Rumsey 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.” By doing so, she said, the partners will also unlock new opportunities to innovate for its employees all over the world.
On his part, Wagh said the partners will together develop and indigenise smart and green powertrain technologies to create India-specific sustainable mobility solutions. “Our commitment and proactive actions towards zero-emission technologies will enable customers to progressively and seamlessly transition to cleaner and commercially viable mobility solutions, in the coming years, thus shaping the future of mobility in India,” he said.
Expressing his delight on India being one of the first markets to receive Cummins’ Hydrogen engines, Ashwath Ram, Managing Director, Cummins Group in India said, “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.”