Pune: Tata Motors Limited on Wednesday inaugurated its state-of-the-art ‘Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center’ at their Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune. This futuristic tech centre will play a key role in engineering, testing and developing cutting-edge powertrain solutions for all its products. This new world-class facility will primarily focus on future development of BS6 (Phase 1 & 2), Real Driving Emissions (RDE), CAFÉ II, Hybrids, Electrification and BS7.
Speaking on the occasion, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors Ltd, said, “We at Tata Motors have been consistently gearing up for the future through strategic investments in our product development and engineering capabilities. I am delighted to witness our new ‘Advance Power Systems Engineering Tech Center in Pune’ go live, which 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. This technical centre reiterates our commitment to offer our customers a wide range of clean, sustainable technologies, thus meeting their aspirations.”
Spread over 12,000 square metres with future-proof design elements, this test facility is equipped to meet the development, calibration and type approval requirement for light and heavy-duty powertrains. It is also capable of testing – range, power, drivability and durability of electric vehicles.
Rajendra Petkar, President and CTO, Tata Motors Ltd, said, “This facility is a strategic step to offer powertrain solutions across segments under one roof. With future-proof design elements, this facility will enable Tata Motors to offer differentiated products to the customers, with a strong focus on technology, innovation and desired product attributes. With the Auto Industry witnessing mobility disruptions around CESS (Connected, Electrified, Safe & Shared), this facility will go a long way in supporting our customer-oriented agenda.”