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A number of new electric-powered vehicles made their debut appearances at Agritechnica following years of development.
German company Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) unveiled a specially-adapted, electric-powered tractor at the show.
Although not scheduled to be produced commercially any time soon, the tractor is a French-built Noremat base tractor adapted by STW for electric power.
Known as the Symone demonstrator it took in excess of €100,000 to convert the tractor to battery power.
"The battery itself is a lithium ion cell and cost over €50,000," said Klaus Gnahm from STW. "It's a 100kwh battery from Kreisel Electric in Austria and charges to full capacity in just one hour.
"With a full charge and depending on the workload of the machine, the battery can run for three to five hours.
"This is the same technology that is used in the Fendt e100 electric tractor and it is us that supplies Agco with our electric system for that particular tractor," he said.
The electric tractor will primarily be used as a test vehicle for a number of applications to aid further development of electric-powered vehicles.