Electric Tractor is here
Electric Tractor for farmers
Not everyone is planning to buy an electric tractor. Unless you have a farm to take care of, obviously.
This machine is already available on the market
Here it is Fendt e100 Vario electric tractor. It has regular and fast-charging facilities. Also, by implementing the ability to power via a power take-off shaft or electric motors, Fendt claims that the e100 Vario is the first viable farm tractor with battery power.
So this is the point where our innovative “Social Energy” platform becomes of interest for farmers as well.
They will have to charge these machines while being away from their main power source. And they will find that source as a Volt-Spot on the Voltpot’s map.
Some technical details
The e100 Vario runs a 650 V lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 100 kWh, which can be recharged up to 80 percent in 40 minutes using an IEC 62196 Type 2 connector, which is the standard for charging electric cars in Europe (and perhaps in America too in the near future). Alternatively, the battery can be charged with 400 V and up to 22 kW using a standard CEE outdoor socket. Its 50kW power output – equivalent to almost 70hp – can be sustained for 5 hours under normal working conditions, says Fendt.