Cummins, India automaker partner on decarbonization efforts
Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has signed a definitive agreement with Tata Motors Limited, a global automotive manufacturer headquartered in Mumbai, India, to produce low and zero-emission products. The agreement is an extension of a 30-year-old joint venture, Tata Cummins Private Limited, established in 1993.
As a part of this agreement, Cummins and TML have set up a new business entity called TCPL Green Energy Solutions Private Limited. It will 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 fuel cell electric systems.
The companies say 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.
“Together, we will advance low- and zero-emissions technologies in a way that is best for our customers, communities, and the planet, said Cummins President and CEO Jennifer Rumsey. “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.”
The partners say the agreement will help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and support India’s net-zero emission ambition. The Indian company, which produces passenger cars, trucks, vans, coaches, buses, wants to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 in its commercial vehicles segment.
“Together, we will develop and indigenise smart and green powertrain technologies to create India specific sustainable mobility solutions. Our commitment and proactive actions towards zero-emission technologies will enable customers to progressively and seamlessly transition to cleaner and commercially viable mobility solutions, in the coming years, thus shaping the future of mobility in India,” said Tata Motors Executive Director Girish Wagh.
According to Forbes, India has 326 million vehicles amid a population of 1.4 billion. That compares to 280 million registered vehicles in the U.S. with a population of 330 million.