Tata Motors recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art 'Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center' at the Engineering Research Center in Pune, India. The company says that the centre will cater for engineering, developing and testing new-age powertrain solutions.
The powertrain solutions will be featured in the company's products across the passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, and electric vehicle verticals. The new facility will focus on the development of BS-VI Phase 1 & Phase 2 engines, real driving emissions, CAFE II, hybrids, electrification, and BS-VII compliance. Witnessing the new technology centre going live, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, "The centre was established in a record time of 15 months. This facility will act as a hub to develop class-leading powertrain solutions for our vast product portfolio across ICE and Electric. It reiterates our commitment to offer our customers a wide range of clean, sustainable technologies, thus meeting their aspirations."
Discussing the benefits of the centre, Rajendra Petkar, President & CTO, Tata Motors, stated, “This would help offer powertrain solutions across multiple segments under one roof.” Loaded with future-ready design elements, this facility will allow for Tata Motors to offer tech-heavy products to the customers. The company’s all new facility is spread over 12,000 sqm and is equipped to develop, calibrate, and type-approve requirements for light and heavy-duty powertrains. It will also be used to test range, power, and durability of the company's electric vehicles.
With the addition of this new Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center, the company now has state-of-the-art research and development facilities and design centres in India, South Korea, Italy and UK.