Celestial E-Mobility had unveiled the e-tractor in March 2020 and now it has received bookings of 1,800 units from the Indian market. Celestial E-Mobility commenced its operations in May 2019 with an investment from a Singapore-based angel investor.
Tube Investment of India Limited, a Murugappa Group company, holds about 70 percent stake in Celestial E-Mobility with an investment of $21.5 million. The company is planning to expand its electric products in India as well as abroad.
Coming to the Celestial Electric Tractor, it is the first of its kind electric tractor in India. The tractor is equipped with a removable battery, as well as a regenerative braking system, which charges its battery when the brakes are applied.
All the parts and batteries including the technology of this tractor are completely developed in India. The tractor is designed keeping in mind the needs of Indian farm barns and farmers. On a single charge, this tractor can run up to 75 km.
The tractor can be charged from a 16 Ampere domestic socket. This prototype tractor is not the only electric tractor in the country. Earlier, Escorts had introduced the prototype of the electric tractor in 2017, but its production has not started.
Celestial E-Mobility has launched this tractor in India. The company has set a production target of 8,000 units in the next three years. At present, the company is getting the necessary certification for the launch of this tractor.
The electric tractor is powered by a 150Ah lithium-ion battery that powers a 4.4kW electric motor. Its electric motor produces 18 bhp power and 53 newton meter torque. It takes only 2 hours to charge its battery to 100% with a fast charger. This tractor can pull a load of 1.2 Ton.