Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the companies will collaborate on the design and development of low- and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India, including hydrogen ICEs, fuel cells, and battery electric systems.

According to the new partners, India is set to become to first market to receive Cummins’ hydrogen engines in a bid to help the country meet its 2070 Net Zero carbon emissions goal.

Read more: ‘Because of the practical nature of the technology, hydrogen ICEs can help accelerate decarbonisation making it a very relevant topic,’ says Cummins

The MoU builds off an existing relationship, established in 1993 where the two companies came together to fulfil their goal of introducing cleaner vehicle technology solutions to the India market.

“We are taking definitive steps to drive this global megatrend forward in each of our businesses,” said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Executive Chairman of Tata Sons, and Chairman of Tata Motors. “Working with partners who share the same vision is essential for this transition and we are delighted to strengthen our long-standing relationships with Cummins for their next generation hydrogen propulsion systems.”

Chandrasekaran added, “We are excited to indigenise 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.”

Tom Linebarger, Executive Chairman of Cummins commented, “Climate change is the existential crisis of our time, and this collaborate between Cummins and Tata Motors accelerates our ability to address it.

“Our collaboration in India is an important milestone for Cummins and Tata as we work together to accelerate the shift to a carbon-free economy and a zero-emissions world.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen Mobility Snap Summit – November 29

With the mobility pillar consistently a hot topic for hydrogen markets and arguably the most anticipated and relatable application of the energy transition, H2 View stages a Mobility Snap Summit this November to summarise the progress made in 2022 and look ahead to what’s still to come.

Infrastructure challenges remain. Questions linger over policy and implementation. Many wonder which strand of the transport sector will blaze the trail in hydrogen power first, and likewise which region. There are clear challenges ahead, yet considerable progress made in 2022 and bright spots ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Join H2 View this November for a half-day online event dedicated to unearthing the progress made, dissecting the challenges to be met and establishing the state-of-play across mobility as 2023 approaches. Find more information here.

Premium Subscribers to H2 View have access to this event as part of their subscription package; non-subscribers can secure access to the event with a delegate ticket ($99). All delegates can access the event on-demand from 1st December.