TCPL GES, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL), today inaugurated a new manufacturing facility to produce hydrogen-based Internal Combustion Engines for medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

Tata Cummins is a 50:50 joint venture of Tata Motors and U.S.-based Cummins Inc.

The opening of this plant within a year of signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State of Jharkhand reaffirms the commitment and steady progress that the two organisations have made in advancing their decarbonisation strategy, the company says in a statement.

"The hydrogen-based powertrain aggregates and systems produced here will shape the future of mobility in India, making it smarter and greener. We remain committed to partner our customers to build a better tomorrow by enabling them to progressively adopt emission free and commercially viable solutions for cargo and people mobility," says Girish Wagh, executive director of Tata Motors

"Situated in Jamshedpur and spanning seven acres, this facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, reflecting the commitment of both Tata Motors and Cummins to innovation, manufacturing excellence, and environmental sustainability," the company statement says.

Tata Motors and Cummins have a 30-year partnership in India through their joint venture Tata Cummins. TCPL GES was formed in March 2023 to collaborate on the design and development of low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India.

These technologies and solutions will be deployed in a variety of applications and will play a pivotal role in developing sustainable powertrain solutions that will help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and support India's net-zero ambitions, the statement says.

During the construction of the new facility, sustainable practices were prioritised, including the use of eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems, and waste reduction measures, it adds.

“Cummins has always believed in bringing the right technology that powers the success of our customers at the right time. Our commitment to manufacturing advanced low to zero-emissions technology products that advance decarbonization isn't just a promise; it's a responsibility we embrace and is backed by concrete action. Powered by our global expertise, strategic partnership, and technological capabilities, we are making steady progress on our Destination Zero strategy," says Ashwath Ram, managing director, Cummins Group in India.

Tata Motors on Tuesday inaugurated its fifth Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF). The facility has the capacity to disassemble 18,000 end-of-life vehicles annually.

“The launch of our fifth scrapping facility marks a significant step forward in making sustainable practices and responsible vehicle disposal more accessible. Creating value from scrap aligns with our vision of a building a circular economy. It also contributes to the Government's efforts to promote sustainable automotive practices,” says Wagh.

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