Sonalika Launches ‘Tiger Electric’ – India’s 1st Field Ready Electric Tractor!
Sonalika has raised curtains from India’s first field ready electric tractor ‘Tiger Electric’. The tractor has been developed in-house with proven aggregates to deliver seamless power as well as emission free, noiseless farming in India and across the globe. With a vision of ‘Leading Agri Evolution’, Sonalika Tractors has been driving farm mechanisation worldwide with its customised & technology footprint, which is true reflection of ‘Make-in-India’ and made for the world.
Sonalika Tiger Electric is powered by a state-of-the-art IP67 compliant 25.5 kW natural cooling compact battery to ensure 1/4th running costs against the traditionally used diesel. The battery of Tiger Electric tractor can be fully charged with a regular home charging point in 10 hours, which reduces the effort of frequent travelling to petrol pumps for refuel. The Etrac motor of Tiger Electric offers high power density and high peak torque with zero RPM drop for optimal performance. The German design motor ensures 100% torque availability at 100% times that powers the tractor for fastest pick-up across any load conditions. The tractor is now available for booking at an introductory price of Rs. 5.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Sharing his thoughts on the company’s innovation streak, Mr. Raman Mittal, Executive Director, Sonalika Group, said, “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 USA. Our promise to every Indian farmer to constantly provide technological evolutions to enhance farm productivity & 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 remain easy to use as we progress towards an emission-free, greener tomorrow. Tiger Electric operations 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, “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.” The availability of extra torque in the working range of the field ready Tiger Electric offers more power that will maximise the farmer’s performance at the fields without fatigue. Tiger Electric assures better comfort for farmers as no heat is transferred from the engine and lesser number of parts make sure that the tractor offers reduced vibration, thereby ensuring lesser product downtime and zero maintenance costs. Equipped with the proven Sonalika transmission, the field ready Tiger Electric offers a top speed of 24.93 kmph and a battery backup of 8 hours while operating with 2 tonne trolley. As an option, the company is also offering a fast charging system with which the Tiger Electric could be charged in just 4 hours.
The Tiger Electric is manufactured at Sonalika’s World No.1 vertically integrated tractor manufacturing plant at Hoshiarpur facility, in Punjab. The plant is powered by robotics and automation and rolls out a new tractor in a takt time of 2 minutes.