Cummins, Tata Motors to develop hydrogen-powered engines
Power solutions provider Cummins on November 14 said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Tata Motors to develop hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines, fuel cells, and battery electric vehicle systems.
N Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Motors said that his company was excited to indigenise the hydrogen technology to offer an expanded portfolio of green and future-ready commercial vehicles.
Tom Linebarger, executive chairman, Cummins, said, “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. We strongly believe that this collaboration is a significant step forward to achieving India’s Green Hydrogen Mission.”
Cummins B6.7H hydrogen engine with up to 290 hp (216 kW) output and 1200 Nm peak torque is an all-new engine platform. The engine is being derived from Cummins fuel-agnostic platform offering the benefit of a common-base architecture and low-to-zero carbon fuel capability, the company said.