The two companies signed an MoU to work together in the domain of hydrogen-powered engines, among others
A global power technology leader, Indiana-headquartered Cummins Inc., and India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 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.
The MoU was signed in the presence of the Executive Chairman of Tata Sons, N Chandrasekaran and Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman, Cummins Inc., along with other senior officials and dignitaries. The MoU signing ceremony was held at the Tata Sons Headquarters – Bombay House, in Mumbai, India.
Tata Motors Chairman Mr N Chandrasekaran stated, “The shift to sustainable mobility is irreversible and Tata Motors is committed to be amongst the leaders of green mobility. We are taking definitive steps to drive this global megatrend forward in each of our businesses. 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. We are excited to indigenize the cutting-edge hydrogen technology to offer our customers an expanded portfolio of green and future-ready commercial vehicles, accelerate the adoption of sustainable mobility in the country, and to contribute towards India’s ‘net zero’ carbon emission goals.”
It is noteworthy that the two engineering companies collaborated in 1993 to introduce “best-in-class” cleaner vehicle technology solutions to the Indian market – Tata Motors to deliver mobility solutions and Cummins to power that vision through their products and services. The official statement noted, “Driven by a shared ideology, common vision, and values of Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, this partnership has grown from strength to strength over the last three decades. 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. India will be one of the first markets to receive Cummins’ Hydrogen engines, an important technology to help drive decarbonization.”
“Climate change is the existential crisis of our time, and this collaboration between Cummins and Tata Motors accelerates our ability to address it. Cummins is well-positioned to help our customers successfully and seamlessly transition to economically viable decarbonized solutions. Cummins and Tata Motors have a strong history of partnership, and the next step into low and zero-emissions technologies is an exciting development for zero-emissions transportation. 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. We strongly believe that this collaboration is a significant step forward to achieving India’s Green Hydrogen Mission. I am excited to enable powering a cleaner and greener India,” said Mr Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman, Cummins Inc.
US-based Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions globally. The 1919-born company’s products range from internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions to components including filtration, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products.
Part of the Tata group, Tata Motors Limited is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses, offering a wide range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. The company is pioneering India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions by preparing a tailor-made product strategy, leveraging the synergy between the Group companies, and playing an active role in liaisoning with the Government in developing the policy framework.