UPDATED: December 23, 2020 | 15:08 IST
Sonalika has launched the Tiger Electric, India’s first field-ready electric tractor, at an introductory price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The bookings are now open for the Tiger Electric, which has been designed in Europe and developed in-house.
The Sonalika Tiger Electric tractor is equipped with an Etrac motor that is claimed to offer high power density and high peak torque with zero RPM drop for optimal performance. The motor is paired with an IP67-compliant 25.5kW natural-cooling compact battery that can be juiced up to 100 per cent using a regular home charging point in 10 hours. Sonalika is also offering an optional fast-charging system, which can charge Tiger Electric’s battery in four hours.
The new Tiger Electric tractor is equipped with the Sonalika transmission. It offers a top speed of 24.93kmph and a battery backup of 8 hours while operating with a 2-tonne trolley.
“Sonalika Tractors has always been at the forefront of innovation and continue to offer best in class technology to the farmers across the globe, especially Europe and the USA. Our promise to every Indian farmer to constantly provide technological evolutions to enhance farm productivity and profitability comes packaged with Tiger Electric, where we have bridged the gap between concept and being field-ready while keeping pace with global benchmarks in farm mechanisation technology. It is built on the proven tractor platform of Sonalika to guarantee farmer friendliness and remains easy to use as we progress towards an emission-free, greener tomorrow,” Sonalika Group Executive Director Raman Mittal said.
“Tiger Electric operation is no different than regular tractor making it farmer-friendly while cutting off the fuel cost. As a customer-centric brand, we have consistently developed new products from time to time for the Indian farmers to offer customised solutions. Tiger electric has the same global technology marvel which is offered to European and American farmers,” he added.
The Tiger Electric is manufactured at Sonalika’s vertically integrated tractor manufacturing plant in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
“As the world is moving towards environmental friendly initiatives, electric vehicles across segments are being eagerly looked upon as alternatives to vehicles that run on fossil fuel. Sonalika’s field ready Tiger Electric tractor is
our commitment to accelerate India’s march towards a greener tomorrow and stay in line with Government of India’s ambitious move of introducing EVs by 2030,” Mittal said.