Escorts showcases India’s first Hybrid Concept Tractor

At Esclusive 2019, Escorts’ annual innovation platform, the company announced India’s first Hybrid Concept Tractor, powered by fuel and battery both. Pioneering the concept, the company is launching this in the range of 70-75 hp, which can be boosted up to 90 hp with the help of its hybridisation feature. This ability in a tractor brings to the market a product that reduces the emission and increases the efficiency for the customer.

Escorts’ hybrid tractor is an eco-friendly and a cost-effective product. It has four operating modes. In Hybrid mode, the machine uses two sources of energy, diesel, and electric, to propel the vehicle. In Pure Electric mode, tractor can run only on batteries with zero emissions. In ICE direct mode, the tractor is driven and operated as a conventional tractor with an internal combustion engine. It has three charging modes – Regeneration, when excess power is available while working, ICE (through internal combustion engine) and plug-in mode, in which the vehicle in stand still position connected to a standard wall socket with a charging device.

The company also showcased hybrid backhoe loader concept, India’s first, for smarter and greener construction equipment space, launching in the range of 50 hp engine along with hybrid technology which can provide up to 75 hp power. The product offers exceptional overall performance with higher productivity, fuel efficiency, and convenience at reduced carbon footprints, according to the company. The machine has regenerative mode, which sends back the energy to the battery during the excess power available in engine. It has three working modes – Hybrid, ICE-Diesel and Electric -Excavator only.

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