International Tractors Ltd-owned Sonalika Tractors has become the first manufacturer to commercially launch a field-ready electric tractor for the domestic market with an introductory price of ₹5.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Named as “Tiger Electric”, it is is equipped with a 11 kW induction motor and an IP67-compliant 25.5 kWH lithium ion battery. The field ready e-tractor offers a top speed of 24.93 kmph.
It can be fully charged in 10 hours using a regular home charging socket and in just 4 hours using a fast charging system.
Positioned for farm applications typically performed by a sub-35hp tractor, the company said Tiger Electric could run for 8 hours while operating with a 2-ton trolley on a single charge.
Sonalika’s Tiger Electric assures better comfort for farmers as no heat is transferred from the engine and lesser number of parts result in reduced vibration, thereby ensuring lesser product downtime and zero maintenance costs, the company said.
The company claims that it could bring down the running costs to one-fourth when compared with a conventional diesel-run tractor.
It is being manufactured at Sonalika’s integrated tractor manufacturing facility at Hoshiarpur. Tiger Electric operation is no different than regular tractor making it farmer-friendly.
Reference- Sonalika PR, livemint, Times of India, Business Standard