TPCL GES signs MoU with Jharkhand government to develop mobility solutions plant

TPCL Green Energy Solutions (TPCL GES), a subsidiary of Tata Cummins (a joint venture of Tata Motors and Cummins Inc.) has signed a MoU with the Jharkhand government to develop a zero-emissions mobility solutions facility. According to the notification, TPCL GES will invest more than Rs 3.5 billion in the upcoming few years to develop fuel-independent powertrain solutions, like fuel cell electric vehicle systems, hydrogen internal combustion engines, battery electric vehicle systems, and fuel delivery systems for commercial vehicles.

The facility is expected to commence operations in 2024 in a phased manner. The facility will support in creating direct employment for over 300 individuals. Furthermore, the hydrogen internal combustion engine will be introduced first, followed by battery electric parts and products related to fuel distribution systems which includes composite tank systems and custom solutions for hydrogen storage applications. The TCPL GES facility will use Cummins’ global experience to produce battery electric parts.

In February 2023, Uber, a mobility service provider, and Tata Motors inked a MoU to provide 25,000 electric vehicles on Uber’s platform. The partnership intended to assist Uber with electrifying its transportation services throughout the Indian metropolises of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad.

In December 2022, The Delhi Transport Corporation signed a definitive agreement with subsidiary of Tata Motors for operating 1,500 electric buses in New Delhi.