Tata Motors intends to attain net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 by utilizing technologies such as electric and hydrogen fuel.
According to Executive Director Girish Wagh, Tata Motors has vowed to transform its facilities into net-zero greenhouse gas emissions sites by 2045, and it is aggressively researching various technologies, such as electric and hydrogen fuel, to achieve this aim.
According to the official, the firm, valued at USD 37 billion and maintaining a dominant position in the country’s commercial vehicle sector, will continue to devote an annual expenditure of more than 2,000 crore in its commercial vehicle business.
“As part of the irreversible megatrend of sustainable transition, Tata Motors has committed to becoming net zero in greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.” As part of that, Wagh told PTI, “we have to work towards zero-emission vehicle technologies for our entire portfolio, as well as ensuring that our facilities emit no Co2 or become net zero co2 emission…we are working on multiple vehicle technologies.”
“Today, as you can see, we have five plants at five different locations where we have commercial vehicle plants…and two different locations where we have passenger vehicle plants.” As I previously stated, the majority of the facilities will eventually require zero-emission technologies, so each of these facilities will progressively begin migrating….we have committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, so by then you will see our complete facilities converted,” Wagh continued.
He stated that the technologies include battery electric and hydrogen, both of which can be used in two different technologies: internal combustion engines and fuel cell electric.
“As part of this, we are working on all of these technologies on our products, and we have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Jharkhand to establish a manufacturing facility for all of these technologies.” “Our first priority here will be hydrogen internal combustion engines, but we will also come up with battery electric or fuel cell electric as the technology roadmap takes us,” Wagh explained.
TCPL Green Energy Solutions signed an agreement with the Jharkhand government on Friday to develop a manufacturing plant in the state. In the following years, the corporation plans to invest more than 350 crore in manufacturing adaptable powertrain solutions. Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), battery and fuel cell electric vehicle systems, and fuel distribution systems will all be part of these solutions.
TCPL Green Energy Solutions (TCPL GES) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Cummins Pvt Ltd, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Motors and Cummins Inc., the global leader in power technology.
Wagh stated that the Jamshedpur facility in Jharkhand produces more than 80% of Tata Motors’ heavy commercial vehicle industry. There is also a Tata Cummins Joint Venture unit that produces engines for this facility.
“As you might expect, the majority of our heavy commercial vehicle and engine production takes place in the state of Jharkhand.” As we progress, the penetration of zero-emission vehicles will expand gradually, and as a first step, we are enabling the Jamshedpur facility to manufacture these technologies, since we are able to improve penetration by working even in ecosystem development…”We anticipate widespread adoption of zero-emission technologies and will ensure that the plant is fully equipped to meet all of these requirements,” he said.
He stated that the initial investment in the Jharkhand hydrogen factory will exceed 350 crore. This investment will be used to prepare the plant for the production of hydrogen internal combustion engines, with an annual capacity of roughly 10,000 units.