Cummins, Tata Motors To Collaborate On Hydrogen-powered CVs

Mobility Outlook Bureau
14 Nov 2022
08:04 PM
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India will be one of the first markets to receive Cummins’ Hydrogen engines, an important technology to help drive decarbonisation

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(L-R) N Chandrasekaran and  Tom Linebarger 

To collaborate on the design and development of low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India, including hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, fuel cells, and battery electric vehicle systems, Cummins and Tata Motors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. 

The MoU was signed in the presence of N Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman, Tata Sons, and Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman, Cummins Inc. 

India will be one of the first markets to receive Cummins’ Hydrogen engines, an important technology to help drive decarbonisation.

Cummins B6.7H hydrogen engine with up to 290 hp (216 kW) output and 1,200 Nm peak torque is an all-new engine platform featuring cutting-edge technology to enhance power density, reduce friction losses and improve thermal efficiency. As a result, performance is transparent and compatible with the same transmissions, drivelines, and cooling packages. The engine is derived from Cummins fuel-agnostic platform, offering a common-base architecture and low-to-zero carbon fuel capability.

The zero-emission product portfolio of Cummins also includes its fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine. Designed to meet the duty-cycle, performance and packaging requirements of medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses, the fuel cell technology is available in 135-kW single- and 270-kW dual modules. The systems have strong operating cycle efficiency and durability for a lower total cost of ownership. Its battery portfolio includes lithium iron phosphate and nickel manganese cobalt battery packs, each targeting a different duty cycle and use case.

This MoU further solidifies their association and is aligned with India’s vision of ‘Energy for Sustainable Growth’ and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2070. 

Chandrasekaran said, “Working with partners who share the same vision is essential for this transition and we are delighted to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Cummins for their next-generation, hydrogen propulsion systems.”

Linebarger said, “Our collaboration in India is an important milestone for Cummins and Tata as we work together to accelerate the shift to a carbon-free economy and a zero-emissions world.”

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