TCPL Green Energy Solutions (GES), an arm of Tata Cummins, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Jharkhand to set up a manufacturing plant to produce low-to-zero-emission technologies for mobility solutions.
Tata Cummins is a 50:50 joint venture of Tata Motors and Cummins Inc. USA.
Under the MoU, TCPL GES will invest over INR 350 crore over the next few years to produce fuel-agnostic powertrain solutions including hydrogen internal combustion engines, battery electric vehicle systems, fuel cell electric vehicle systems, and fuel delivery systems for commercial vehicles.
The plant is scheduled to start production in 2024 in a phased manner. As per current plans, the hydrogen internal combustion engine will roll out first followed by the battery electric components and fuel delivery system related products (composite tank systems and tailor-make solutions for hydrogen storage applications).
Cummins Inc. has developed new-generation battery pack solutions based on deep duty cycle and application experience. The batteries will be equipped with an advanced battery management system (BMS) for monitoring various critical battery parameters and diagnostics and improving the battery life and performance. The TCPL GES plant will leverage Cummins’s global experience to manufacture battery electric components.
Cummins in India is a group of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. With its recent acquisition of Meritor, Cummins has further expanded its portfolio to include drivetrain, mobility, brake lining, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.
Tata Motors, part of the $128 billion Tata group, manufactures cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses.
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