Tata Cummins to invest Rs 350 crore in Jharkhand for low-to-zero-emission mobility technologies

Tata Cummins to invest Rs 350 crore in Jharkhand for low-to-zero-emission mobility technologies


The Jharkhand government and TCPL GES, a company owned by Tata Cummins, which is a partnership between Tata Motors and Cummins from the USA, have agreed to work together. They will build a place where they can make clean and green technologies for moving around (like vehicles). This will help reduce pollution.

To manufacture fuel-agnostic powertrain solutions, including hydrogen internal combustion engines (H-ICE), battery electric vehicle systems, fuel cell electric vehicle systems, and fuel delivery systems, TCPL GES would invest more than Rs 350 crore over the following several years.

The TCPL GES plant will adhere to lean, clean, and green production practices, just like all other Cummins facilities. The plant is anticipated to start producing gradually in 2024. According to current plans, the H-ICE will launch first, followed by the battery-electric components and related goods for the fuel distribution system.

In the presence of Hemant Soren, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors, and Nitin Jirafe, VP, Engine Business, Cummins India, the MoU was signed by Jitendra Kumar, Secretary, Department of Industries, and Ajay Patil, CFO, Cummins Group in India.

According to reports, Jharkhand is one of the first states in India to permit the production of high-tech goods for the country’s commercial vehicle industry, helping to lower the country’s carbon footprint. With the development of a value chain, this investment will establish an anchor company to create a strong supplier ecosystem.

More than 300 young people will reportedly have direct employment prospects thanks to the investment, which will boost the state’s social and economic development by giving the state’s skilled youth the chance to work on innovative technologies and procedures.

System for delivering fuel

We can speed up the viability and uptake of hydrogen-powered solutions in the commercial markets by offering hydrogen storage capabilities.

The facility will create composite tank systems and specialized hydrogen storage application solutions.

Hemant Soren, Chief Minister, of Jharkhand, said, “India is making significant strides in its fight against climate change. The collaboration with TCPL GES is part of Jharkhand’s commitment to achieving the country’s net-zero target for 2070 and position itself as a hub for new technological developments. This is also an effort to upskill and empower our youth and provide them with an opportunity to contribute to a cutting-edge industry. The plant will help create employment opportunities and thus contribute to the state’s social and economic development.” 

Girish Wagh said, “Since beginning operations in 1945 in Jamshedpur, Tata Motors has established a rich legacy of innovations and industry firsts in its endeavor towards nation building. Today marks another momentous occasion in our partnering with the people and government of Jharkhand to create future-ready sustainable mobility solutions. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility being set up will produce hydrogen-based powertrains and battery electric vehicle aggregates and systems using next-gen technologies.”

Ajay Patil said, “With over 30 years of first-hand manufacturing experience in Jamshedpur, we have an intimate understanding of heavy-duty applications and a clear view of the hard work required to transition the commercial vehicle industry to cleaner powertrains. In line with our Destination Zero strategy, this MoU is a significant milestone on our path to zero emissions, and we are grateful to the Government of Jharkhand for giving us this opportunity to contribute toward lowering emissions today for a better tomorrow.” 

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