Cummins and Tata Motors have 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”. This includes hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, fuel cells, and battery electric vehicle systems.

Statements from Cummins and Tata at the signing ceremony

The MoU was signed in the presence of N Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman, Tata Sons, and Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman, Cummins Inc., on November 14, 2022 in Mumbai, India. “Climate change is the existential crisis of our time, and this collaboration between Cummins and Tata Motors accelerates our ability to address it”, said Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman at Cummins. “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”.

“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”, added N Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman, Tata Sons and Chairman, Tata Motors.

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Cummins and Tata have been working together since 1993, in order to fulfill their goal of introducing best-in-class cleaner vehicle technology solutions to the Indian market. Cummins has got a broad portfolio of products conceived for enhancing zero-emission mobility in the commercial vehicle segment, including battery packs, fuel cell systems and hydrogen-powered ICEs.


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