New hydrogen engine plant unveiled by Tata Cummins

A new facility for hydrogen-based engines has been initiated by Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL) in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, with the aim of producing internal combustion engines for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

The factory, which spans approximately seven acres, was inaugurated within a year of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jharkhand government. In addition to engines, the facility will also manufacture low- to zero-emission technology products.

TCPL, a joint venture of Tata Motors Limited and Cummins Inc. USA, established TCPL Green Energy Solutions (TCPL GES), a subsidiary, in March 2023, specifically tasked with designing and developing low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions. These solutions are designed to combat climate change and enhance air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors, commented at the inauguration, stating, "Tata Motors" well-established legacy of nation-building, innovation, and industry-firsts gains further momentum with the establishment of this modern manufacturing facility.

“The production of hydrogen-based powertrain aggregates and systems here will shape the future of mobility in India, making it smarter and greener. We are dedicated to collaborating with our customers to create a better tomorrow by facilitating the gradual adoption of emission-free and economically viable solutions for cargo and passenger mobility.”

Ashwath Ram, Managing Director of Cummins Group in India, expressed, "Our commitment to manufacturing advanced low to zero-emission technology products that promote decarbonisation is not merely a promise. It is a responsibility we embrace, supported by tangible action. Leveraging our global expertise, strategic partnerships, and technological capabilities, we are steadily advancing our destination zero strategy.”