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Electric Tractor Market - By Drivetrain (Battery Electric, Hybrid Electric, Plug-in Electric), By Battery (Lithium-ion, Lead-acid), By Power (Low Power, Medium Power, High Power), By Application & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8868
  • Published Date: Apr 2024
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Electric Tractor Market Size

Electric Tractor Market was valued at USD 305.8 million in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 13% between 2024 and 2032. Rapid advancements in battery technology, electric drivetrains, and precision agriculture technologies are driving the development and adoption of electric tractors. Improvements in battery energy density, charging infrastructure, and range are making electric tractors more viable for a wider range of agricultural operations.

Electric Tractor Market

For instance, in November 2023, at the Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, Germany, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd. (TAFE) introduced two innovative agricultural vehicles tailored for the European market. Among them is the E30, a compact electric tractor boasting 27 horsepower. The tractor is powered by a lithium-ion battery and features a two-speed transmission, facilitating seamless acceleration from 0 to 10 km/h or 0 to 24 km/h. Additionally, TAFE unveiled a concept tractor fueled by hydrogen, showcasing their commitment to advancing sustainable farming technologies.

Growing awareness of environmental issues, such as climate change and air pollution, is driving the demand for electric vehicles across various sectors, including agriculture. Governments worldwide are implementing stricter emissions regulations, incentivizing the adoption of electric vehicles, including tractors, through subsidies, tax breaks, and other policies. For instance, the Indian government's FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) scheme encompasses electric tractors, extending its incentives to manufacturers, dealers, and consumers. By offering financial benefits, the FAME scheme effectively lowers the overall cost of electric tractors, thus fostering their widespread adoption and expediting the transition towards sustainable farming practices. Electric tractors produce zero tailpipe emissions, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality, which aligns with sustainability goals and regulatory requirements, thus contributing to market growth and expansion.

However, range anxiety remains a concern for electric tractor users, as the current battery technology may not provide sufficient range for prolonged or intensive farming operations without frequent recharging. Improvements in battery technology are necessary to increase the range and durability of electric tractors, addressing this constraint and enhancing their viability for a wider range of agricultural applications.

Electric Tractor Market Trends

One upcoming trend in the electric tractor industry is the integration of autonomous and semi-autonomous features. Advancements in artificial intelligence, sensor technology, and GPS navigation are enabling the development of electric tractors capable of performing tasks such as plowing, planting, and harvesting with minimal human intervention. These autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities increase efficiency, reduce labor requirements, and improve overall productivity in agricultural operations.

Citing an example, in March 2024, Oregon Wine Country witnessed the debut of the inaugural 100% electric tractor with driver-optional features introduced by Monarch Tractor. Monarch Tractor prioritizes two key concerns for farmers. The vehicle's complete reliance on electric power facilitates harvesting renewable energy for farming operations or other energy requirements. This transition allows farmers to shift away from fossil fuels, moving towards greater energy autonomy. Secondly, Monarch's advanced AI system and autonomous functionalities aim to mitigate the substantial use of chemical sprays within the U.S. food ecosystem annually.

Electric Tractor Market Analysis

Electric Tractor Market Size, By Battery Type, 2022 – 2032, (USD Million)

Based on battery type, the market is divided into lithium-ion, lead-acid, and others. The lithium-ion segment is expected to hold over 55% of the market share by 2032. Lithium-ion battery-powered tractors offer significant environmental benefits by producing zero tailpipe emissions, aligning with sustainability goals and reducing pollution. Lithium-ion batteries provide ample power for agricultural tasks while offering faster charging times and longer operational durations compared to traditional lead-acid batteries. Lastly, advancements in battery technology are driving down costs and improving performance, making electric tractors a more economically viable and efficient choice for farmers seeking to modernize their operations while reducing their carbon footprint.

Electric Tractor Market Share, By Power, 2023

Based on power, the market is categorized into low power, medium power, high power. The low power segment accounted for around 48% of the market share in 2023. The low power electric tractors are well-suited for small to medium-sized farms and specialty crop operations, offering maneuverability and versatility in tight spaces. These tractors often qualify for incentives and subsidies that aim to promote the adoption of electric vehicles, making them more financially attractive for farmers. Additionally, the lower horsepower range aligns with the needs of many farmers for tasks such as landscaping, gardening, and light-duty field work, providing an efficient and eco-friendly alternative to conventional tractors.

China Electric Tractor Market Size, 2022 -2032, (USD Million)

China dominates the Asia Pacific electric tractor market with USD 23.7 million revenue in 2023. China is densely populated agricultural hubs facing pressing environmental challenges, driving a strong demand for sustainable farming solutions. Government initiatives and policies promoting clean energy adoption, coupled with incentives and subsidies, are incentivizing farmers to transition towards electric tractors. Additionally, the country’s robust manufacturing capabilities and technological innovation are facilitating the development of efficient and cost-effective electric tractor models tailored to the diverse needs of agriculture sector.

The U.S. is expected to demonstrate steady growth in the electric tractor industry by 2032. With sustainability becoming a greater priority for consumers, businesses, and policymakers in the country, there is growing interest in electric vehicles, including electric tractors. Advancements in battery technology like improved energy density, charging infrastructure, and cost reduction, have made electric tractors more practical and viable for agricultural applications. The strong emphasis on reducing the agricultural carbon footprint is creating multiple opportunities for modernizing farming practices, further adding to the demand for electric tractors in the region.

Electric Tractor Market Share

CNH Industrial and Kubota dominate the market with over 13% of the market share. CHN employs several key strategies to bolster their presence and competitiveness. It focuses on research and development to innovate and improve battery technology, drivetrains, and autonomous features, enhancing tractor performance and efficiency. Strategic partnerships and collaborations with technology firms, energy companies, and agricultural organizations enable access to resources, expertise, and market reach.

Kubota prioritizes customer education and engagement, highlighting the benefits of electric tractors in terms of cost savings, environmental sustainability, and operational efficiency. Additionally, they leverage government incentives and subsidies to make electric tractors more affordable and attractive to farmers. Besides, expansion into emerging markets and segments, along with diversification of product offerings, ensures broader market penetration and resilience against competition.

Electric Tractor Market Companies

Major players operating in the market are:

  • AGCO
  • AutoNxt.
  • CNH Industrial
  • John Deere
  • Kubota
  • Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Monarch Tractor
  • Solectrac
  • Yanmar

Electric Tractor Industry News

  • In January 2024, at CES 2024, Kubota North America Corporation unveiled a prototype electric tractor slated for release in 2030. The event, renowned as the world's largest tech gathering, spanned six days in Las Vegas and was organized by the Consumer Technology Association, a prominent US trade group. Among its diverse program offerings, including agriculture, CES explored the integration of artificial intelligence, automation, and electrification in the forthcoming generation of equipment across various industries.
  • In September 2022, Kubota introduced the latest LXe-261 compact electric tractor model. This innovative tractor is outfitted with a high-capacity battery capable of swift one-hour charging and sustaining operation for three to four hours continuously. Designed for various green space management tasks like mowing and hauling, the LXe-261 boasts essential features including an independent power take-off (PTO), a comfortable hydrostatic transmission (HST), and multiple hydraulic outlets. Despite its compact size, the LXe-261 offers a comprehensive specification, ensuring its suitability for a wide array of applications.

The electric tractor market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Million) and Shipment (Units) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Drivetrain

  • Battery Electric
  • Hybrid Electric
  • Plug-in Electric

Market, By Battery

  • Lithium-ion
  • Lead-acid
  • Others

Market, By Power

  • Low power
  • Medium power
  • High power

Market, By Application

  • Agriculture
  • Utility
  • Industrial

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Nordics
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA
Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Aishvarya Ambekar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for electric tractor was valued at USD 305.8 million in 2023 and is set to grow at over 13% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by rapid advancements in battery technology and electric drivetrains.

The lithium-ion product type segment in the electric tractor market is set to hold over 55% of the revenue share by 2032, as they offer significant environmental benefits by producing zero tailpipe emissions.

China electric tractor market reached USD 23.7 million in 2023 and is set to grow rapidly by 2032, driven by government initiatives, promoting clean energy adoption.

AGCO, AutoNxt., CLAAS, CNH Industrial, John Deere, Kubota, Mahindra and Mahindra , Monarch Tractor, Solectrac among others.

Electric Tractor Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 300
  • Countries covered: 25
  • Pages: 250
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