TCPL's Jamshedpur Factory: Pioneering Green Mobility

Image of Tata Cummins' Jamshedpur factory, a pioneering facility for manufacturing hydrogen internal combustion engines (ICEs), symbolizing green mobility
TCPL's Jamshedpur Factory: Pioneering Green Mobility [Source: CRA]

Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL), a collaborative effort between Tata Motors Limited and Cummins Inc. USA, has recently unveiled a state-of-the-art factory in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. This facility, spread across approximately seven acres, is dedicated to producing hydrogen-based internal combustion engines (ICEs) for medium and heavy commercial vehicles. Here are the key highlights and objectives of this significant development:

Facility Overview:

  • Situated in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, the factory is dedicated to producing hydrogen-fueled ICEs for commercial vehicles.
  • The facility, spanning seven acres, was established within a year of signing an MoU with the Jharkhand government.
  • Besides hydrogen-based ICEs, the plant will also manufacture low to zero-emission technology products.

TCPL Green Energy Solutions (TCPL GES):

  • The plant was established by TCPL Green Energy Solutions (TCPL GES), a subsidiary of TCPL, created in March 2023.
  • TCPL GES focuses on designing and developing low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions.

Objectives and Goals:

  • Address climate change and improve air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Make mobility in India smarter and greener.
  • Enable customers to adopt emission-free and commercially viable solutions for cargo and people mobility.

Tata Cummins Joint Venture:

  • Tata Motors and Cummins have been partners since 1993 through the 50:50 Tata Cummins joint venture.
  • The joint venture aims to develop low and zero-emission propulsion technologies for the Indian commercial vehicle market.


  • Cummins released a 15-litre hydrogen ICE in May 2022 and later unveiled a medium-duty ICE-powered truck concept at the IAA Transportation exhibition in Hanover, Germany.
  • Tata Motors opened a new R&D facility in Pune, India, in 2023 to develop hydrogen ICEs and hydrogen storage and dispensing technology.
  • The inauguration of the TCPL manufacturing facility in Jamshedpur signifies a significant leap towards the development and adoption of hydrogen-based propulsion systems in India’s commercial vehicle sector, aligning with the nation's sustainable growth agenda.

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