India develops first electric tractors

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first electric tractor in India

Indian startup Cellestial E-Mobility, a subsidiary of Tube Investments of India (TII) and Murugappa Group ventures, has officially unveiled India’s first electric tractors.

The startup developed three models of tractors with power from 27 hp at once. up to 55 hp The sale of electric tractors is planned within the next three months.

Cellestial notes that the tractors will cost comparatively less than units with a conventional standard diesel engine. The price is expected to be between $7570-$10090.

“Electric tractors are designed for use in the field, as well as in horticulture or greenhouses. The machines are equipped with an Indian household socket for recharging. Electric tractors can travel up to 75 km on a single charge and reach speeds of up to 25 km/h. At the same time, the units have a PTO, hydraulics and all-wheel drive,” the manufacturer said in a statement.

Charging the battery of the electric tractor is carried out using a basic household charger from a conventional single-phase 16A socket, this process takes about 6 hours.

At the same time, thanks to the industrial charging station, the battery can be charged even faster, for example, in just 2 hours. The tractors are also equipped with a regenerative braking and power inverting function, allowing them to power the UPS themselves for backup power.