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Country’s First Electric Tractor at Just 5 Lakhs!
Farmers in the country will soon begin to get the E-tractors. The price of the electric tractor in the country would be around 5 lakh rupees. Although the price of a traditional modern tractor starts around Rs 6 lakh. The running expense of the E-tractor would be between 25 and 30 rupees in one hour. Whereas the running cost of diesel tractors is roughly 150 rupees per hour. Farmers could save around Rs 120 per hour in such a case.
The Hyderabad-based start-up Cellestial E-Mobility has built an electric tractor. The tractor has facilities for battery swapping, regenerative braking, etc. This e-tractor is environment friendly.
The E-tractor engine does not have the 300 parts that come with the conventional tractor engine. It will also reduce maintenance costs. Features such as battery switching, regenerative braking, power inversion (UPS charging by tractor) and fast charging will also be possible. The 6 hp electric tractor can run up to 75 km on a single charge. It will operate at a speed of 20 km/h. It would take 6 hours to completely charge the battery at home, while the battery in the commercial power socket will be charged within 2 hours.
Source: Krishi Jagran, 14 March 2020
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