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Most Realistic Applications of EV Technology on the Farm
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Most Realistic Applications of EV Technology on the Farm

The move to EV technology on the farm has begun as smaller electric tractors go to work in vineyards and specialty crops in North America and Europe. Based on existing technology and insights provided by equipment manufacturers and dealers, the Ag Equipment Intelligence 2022 report provided this 5-year outlook on which battery-powered equipment might become commonplace on farms based on a likelihood scale of 1-10 (1 = Not Likely and 10 = Highly Likely). Barn & Stall Cleaning/Material Handling — 10The lack of exhaust noise and fumes make compact EV tractors in the 20-70 horsepower range ideal for indoor scraping and hauling duties. As electric lifts and actuators are developed, these tractors may well dominate such work in livestock barns, horse arenas and confined feeding operations. ...