Electric Tractor: Reviewing the awareness and factors impacting adoption in Indian market
Smriti Khanna, Dr. Archana Mahamuni
Electric vehicle, Electric tractor, technology adoption, Indian tractor market, Electrification of farm machinery
India is primarily an agriculture-propelled economy. The primary source of livelihood of the majority of the population is agriculture. India has in recent years taken mechanization in farming to sustain and fulfill the demands of its 1.39 billion strong population. Tractors have been the primary focus of this mechanization process. With the boon of mechanization came the high level of pollution caused by this diesel-guzzling off-road motor vehicle. Since 2013 Indian government is regularizing agriculture farm machinery and are supporting an environment friendly alternative in form of electric tractors.
This paper presents a review the awareness about electric tractors in Indian markets. It also assesses factors impacting diffusion of electric tractors.