Cummins, Tata in zero-emissions deal

By Mike Brezonick26 April 2023

Cummins announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Tata Motors Limited (TML), 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, Cummins president and CEO, and Girish Wagh, executive director, Tata Motors, at Cummins’ headquarters in Columbus, Ind.

Cummins-Tata low-emissions deal Cummins CEO Jennifer Rumsey (center left) and Tata Motors Executive Director Girish Wagh (center right) sign the agreement through which Cummins will supply low and zero-emissions technologies to Tata in India. (Photo: Cummins)

“Progress requires partnership, and I am delighted that we are embarking on this decarbonization journey with our trusted partner of 30 years – Tata Motors,” Rumsey said. “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, we are also unlocking new opportunities to innovate for our employees all over the world and those who share our passion for powering a more prosperous world.”

Tata Motors and Cummins have a 30-year partnership through their joint venture Tata Cummins Private limited (TCPL) in India, established in 1993. The signing of this definitive agreement further strengthens their relationship and is a step forward from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two organizations in November 2022 to collaborate on the design and development of low- and zero-emissions propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India.

As a part of this agreement, Cummins and TML have set up a new business entity called TCPL Green Energy Solutions Private Limited (GES), a wholly owned subsidiary under the existing joint venture with a focus on the development and manufacturing of sustainable technology products that will include hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, fuel delivery systems and battery electric powertrains and hydrogen fuel cell electric systems through the Accelera by Cummins brand.

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.

“Tata Motors is leading the global megatrend of green, smart, and safe mobility in India,” said Wagh. “Our goal is to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 in the commercial vehicles segment. We are collaborating with partners who believe in this vision and are delighted to further strengthen our three-decade long association with Cummins Inc. Together, we will develop and indigenize smart and green powertrain technologies to create India specific sustainable mobility solutions.”

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