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SOLECTRAC ELECTRIC TRACTORS

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Address

30151 Navarro Ridge Road
Albion
CA, 95410
United States
Phone
630-301-1936
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Primary
Christiane Heckeroth

Climate-Smart Agriculture

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Solectrac, Inc., located in Northern California, has developed and distributes 100% battery powered, all electric tractors for agriculture and utility applications. Solectrac tractors provide an opportunity for farmers around the world to power their tractors from the utility grid or by using the sun, wind, and other clean renewable sources of energy.  Farmers are now independent of the pollution, infrastructure, and price volatility associated with fossil fuels.

 

The company grew out of Founder and CEO, Stephen Heckeroth’s commitment to providing an alternative to fossil fuels with 25 years of experience building electric tractors and converting vehicles to electric. In 2014, Solectrac was awarded a 3-year research and development grant by the India-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). With the final prototype produced, Solectrac won a second grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to commercialize the production of all-electric tractors.

 

Solectrac was a finalist at Food Funded, an Entrepreneurship and Investor Fair held on June 6, 2019 at the Presidio in San Francisco. And in the same month, Solectrac was nominated for an Innovation Award at the Farm Progress Show held in Regina, SK, Canada from June 19-21, 2019. In September 2019, Solectrac received the Escorts 2019 Innovation Award.


Solectrac Electric Tractors has been awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label in July 2020. The Solar Impulse Foundation is an organization “boosting the adoption of profitable solutions to protect the environment.” In addition to engaging with government, institution and decision makers, the Foundation though the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions is labeling 1,000 of the most efficient and profitable solutions that can transition society to being economically viable while being environmentally sustainable. Solectrac just joined their ranks with its electric tractors.


Solectrac is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations balance purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.

 

FIND OUT MORE: https://www.solectrac.com/

 

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Solectrac designs and sells electric tractors to replace diesel vehicles in the agriculture space. As the world experiences a transformational change in its story around energy, we can no longer ignore the idea of utilizing electric vehicles in all aspects of life. We've developed a line of electric tractors that we believe is better than anything else on the market.

 

FIND OUT MORE: https://www.solectrac.com/

Download(s):

eUtility Electric Tractor
eUtility Electric Tractor
The 40 HP diesel-equivalent eUtility is the ideal tractor for vineyards, equestrian centers, livestock operations, and other utility type work.
Compact Electric Tractor (CET)
Compact Electric Tractor (CET)
The 30 HP diesel-equivalent CET is a versatile, 4WD utility vehicle for farming, vineyards, greenhouses, golf courses and municipalities.
e70N Narrow Electric Tractor
e70N Narrow Electric Tractor
The e70N is a narrow track electric tractor, specially designed to be used in vineyards. Its narrow profile makes it ideally suited to maneuver in smaller areas. It is equipped with 70 horsepower electric motor for hauling heavy loads in any terrain.
Solectrac Electric Tractors - About Us
Solectrac Electric Tractors - About Us
The future of farming is here! Solectrac Electric Tractors are an affordable, zero-emissions alternative to diesel tractors. Find out more: https://www.solectrac.com/
A Safer Way
A Safer Way
Solectrac Electric Tractors are safer for workers in the field. They are extremely quiet and do not emit any emissions.
Help a Farm Win a Free Electric Tractor!


Solectrac Electric Tractors is giving away a free Compact Electric Tractor through

its equity crowdfunding page on StartEngineWhen you invest in Solectrac, you can nominate

a farm or winery to receive a free tractor.


Find out more: StartEngine

Solectrac Website: https://www.solectrac.com/cet


News Archive


Solectrac Wins $500K Bay Area Air Quality Grant
17 July, 2020

Solectrac Wins 500K Bay Area Air Quality Grant to Demonstrate Electric Tractor Viability - July 13, 2020


MENDOCINO, Calif., July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Solectrac, Inc. manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission electric farm and utility tractors is proud to announce that the company has been awarded a $514,688 grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as part of its Funding Agriculture Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions Demonstration Program, or FARMER program, which provides incentives to reduce agriculture sector air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.


The FARMER program provides up to 80 percent of the cost for farmers to replace diesel tractors with less polluting alternatives. The California Air Resources Board created a new project category late last year for advanced technology demonstration projects to show the viability of new technologies, such as Solectrac's electric tractors, to perform the same work as the diesel equipment they would replace. Solectrac is one the first recipients of this new project category.


"Solectrac has demonstrated great leadership in the manufacturing industry to help reduce air pollution and protect the climate with its innovative zero-emission farming equipment," said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the Bay Area Air District. "The Air District is pleased to award Solectrac with this grant funding to further this work."


This project was supported by the California Climate Investments program. The FARMER program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.


"We are excited to put our quiet and powerful tractors to work in one farming and two vineyard operations to validate their performance," said Steve Heckeroth, Solectrac Founder/CEO. Solectrac's 40 HP eUtility electric tractor is one of the current models that will be put to the test. The other model is a narrow-width 70 HP electric tractor, to be called the e70N, that is currently in development. "The grant funds will allow us to develop the e70N tractor for larger operations and vineyards," Heckeroth noted.


Each partner will also test Solectrac's patented exchangeable battery pack technology, which solves the issue of limited run time with its quick-exchange battery packs. The packs can be charged from the electric grid or directly from clean renewable energy sources.


"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of this trial of Solectrac electric tractors in collaboration with the BAAQMD," said Michelle Riddle, vice president of the company that manages the two vineyards in the study, Burdell Properties. Calplans Premium Vineyards, located in Napa, CA, grows over 300 acres of premium quality wine grapes, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. "We use a fleet of tractors to help us accomplish many key aspects of farming, including leafing, mowing, disking, mechanical weed control and more. We're always looking for ways to grow the highest quality fruit more sustainably," Riddle said, and added "we hope that through this study we will help demonstrate that clean energy electric tractors can work as well as fossil fuel powered ones, and that before long electric tractors will be a common sight in vineyards all over wine country." 


The 80-acre Arroyo Lindo Vineyard in Sonoma County is the second vineyard demonstration site. Arroyo Lindo is certified sustainable through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. The third demonstration site is The Mushroom Farm in Pescadero, a 250-acre farm dedicated to growing corn, beans, squash and alfalfa. Here the electric tractors will be used for mowing, disking, plowing and fertilization. All three sites are committed to providing data, including fuel/electricity consumption, charging times, maintenance information, hours of operation and user experience.


Solectrac is a California Benefit Corporation and a Certified B Corp.


Read Article: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/solectrac-wins-500k-bay-area-121700334.html

Title Name Email Phone
Sales Director Joseph Nowicki Joe@solectrac.com 630 301 1936
Chief Communications Officer Christiane Heckeroth christiane@solectrac.com 916-913-1251
eUtility Electric Tractor
The 40 HP diesel-equivalent eUtility is the ideal tractor for vineyards, equestrian centers, livestock operations, and other utility type work. Find out more: https://www.solectrac.com/eutility Battery Runtime: 4-8 hours with 28 ...
Compact Electric Tractor (CET)
The 30 HP diesel-equivalent CET is a versatile, 4WD utility vehicle for farming, vineyards, greenhouses, golf courses and municipalities. Find out more: https://www.solectrac.com/cet
e70N Narrow Electric Tractor
The e70N is a narrow track electric tractor, specially designed to be used in vineyards. Its narrow profile makes it ideally suited to maneuver in smaller areas. It is equipped with a 70 horsepower electric ...