Tractor with electric motor and interchangeable battery presented

Tractor with electric motor and interchangeable battery presented

With the e70n, the us manufacturer solectrac has introduced a new electric tractor. It is a narrow gauge tractor whose electric motor comes to 70 hp. The e70n has a four-wheel drive and thanks to the 60 kwh battery in lithium iron phosphate technology should be possible up to eight hours of operation. However, this time depends on the actual use of the tractor dependent.

Interchangeable battery and prices

Because the battery is interchangeable, the tractor can be used continuously. For this it needs an additional battery package, which according to the us industry magazine electrek 18.000 us dollars (around 15.000 euro) costs. The tractor itself costs therefore 75.000 us dollars (around 63.000 euro) and can now be reserved for 1000 us dollars (around 800 euros). The state urges the acquisition of tractors financially, promises solectrac. Who ordered now, should get the tractor in the coming early year.

With the help of the electric tractors, farmers and experts should order the fields of art without local emissions, explains solectrac. In addition, the air pollution associated with the use of fossil fuels remain sparing the price fluctuations. The first three electric tractors have already gone to agricultural enterprises in northern california, according to electrek.