Escorts to commercially launch electric tractor in India
This article was published on : January 26, 2021
Escorts Limited is the first and the only company to receive CMVR certificate in India for electric tractor. Designed and developed by the in-house R&D of Escorts, the electric tractor is in the 21-30 HP segment.
NEW DELHI: The agriculture machinery division of Escorts Ltd on Monday got certification from the Central Farm Machinery Training and Testing Institute, Budni, for its electric tractor with the description “Escorts Limited, Farmtrac (26E) Agriculture Tractor manufactured by Escorts Limited” that it complies with the provision of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989.
The tractor manufacturer unveiled its electric tractor in 2017. In a statement to BSE the company said, “We had showcased futuristic and eco-friendly electric tractor concept in variants of mechanical and hydrostatic power transmission platform for sustainable and green agriculture.”
“We started export of these tractors in 2019 and now with this certification, we will be launching in the domestic market too. The launch and other details will be shared soon.” it added
Escorts Limited is the first and the only company to receive the CMVR certificate in India for electric tractors. Designed and developed by the in-house R&D of Escorts, the electric tractor is in the 21-30 HP segment.
Recently, the Punjab-based Sonalika Tractors also launched its Tiger Electric for INR 5.99 lakh. It is powered by IP67-compliant 25.5 kW natural cooling compact battery to ensure 1/4th running costs against the traditionally used diesel.