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Tata's Hydrogen Vehicle Project Receives Support from Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

18 Sept 2023

Tata Motors and Cummins India are gearing up to establish a hydrogen engine-based vehicle manufacturing unit in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. In a recent meeting, senior executives from both companies, along with Tata Steel representatives, presented their plans to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, seeking support for this innovative green technology venture.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed his commitment to supporting the project, emphasizing the importance of transitioning to green technology in the face of global warming. He acknowledged the vast investment potential in Jharkhand and encouraged Tata Motors to create a robust master plan for the green technology manufacturing project, promising full cooperation from the state government.

During the meeting, officials from Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant provided a comprehensive presentation on the hydrogen engine-based vehicle manufacturing plant, highlighting the immense opportunities for investment in this new green technology.

Tata Motors and Cummins India are already established manufacturers in Jamshedpur and are now expanding their focus to include electric vehicles and hydrogen engine-powered vehicles as part of their commitment to achieving zero carbon emissions in the automotive sector within the next 25 to 30 years.

"Tata Motors aims to achieve zero carbon emissions in the automobile sector in the coming 25 to 30 years. It wants to set up a hydrogen segment in Jamshedpur with support from the Jharkhand government. Along with electric vehicles, Tata Motors is now focusing on manufacturing hydrogen engine-powered vehicles," explained a Tata Motors official who attended the meeting.

The meeting attendees included Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors, Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President of Corporate Services at Tata Steel, Vishal Badshah, Vice President of Tata Motors, and Ashwath Ram, Managing Director of Cummins India, among others.

Tata Motors had already taken significant steps in developing hydrogen-powered vehicles in alignment with the Indian government's target of reducing the emissions intensity of its economy by 45% by 2030.

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