BKT develops tires for electric farm vehicles
BKT has developed its first tire line made for electric vehicles dubbed “E-Ready.” The first tire in the line is the Agrimaxfactor.
U.S. House bill aims to make off-road EVs more affordable
The bill would create a federal tax credit equal to 10% of the price of a new qualified plug-in electric off-road vehicle.
DOE provides $8M to integrate solar energy with farming
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $8 million for six solar energy research projects across six states and the District of Columbia that will provide new economic opportunities for farmers, rural communities, and the solar industry. The funding supports agrivoltaics—the co-location of agricultural production and solar energy generation on the same land—and aims
Cake developing electric, autonomous ATV designed for farms
Swedish electric motorcycle maker Cake has announced the development of the Kibb, an electric, semi-autonomous, all-terrain four-wheeler designed to handle the unique needs of regenerative farming. The Kibb is designed to handle light agricultural tasks autonomously with minimal impact to delicate ecosystems, Cake says, and the company plans to bring the machine into production by
Worldwide off-highway EV industry expected to reach $42.7B by 2030
A recent report from Research and Markets shows the global off-highway electric vehicle market size is expected to reach $42.70 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 31.7% during the forecast period. The report indicates that stringent emission regulations by government agencies, such as emission standards for Greenhouse Gas emissions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
Drive Clean Rural USA pilot to help bring alternative fuels to rural communities
Bowman Consulting Group Ltd., a multi-disciplinary engineering services firm, has partnered with Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) and dozens of public and private partners on Drive Clean Rural USA, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded pilot project to bring alternative fuel sources, like hydrogen, electric and more to rural communities. Funded by the DOE, and
ZETA endorses EV charging infrastructure for Farmers Act
The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) endorsed the bipartisan Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure For Farmers Act that was introduced by Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Representative Tom Rice (R-SC-07). This bill expands the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to include electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. REAP is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and
U.S. House Ag Committee holds hearing on EV investments
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture recently held a hearing entitled “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” Committee Chairman Rep. David Scott (D-GA) emphasized the importance of not leaving rural America behind in the push to vehicle electrification, said the Automotive Service Association in a recent press release. Widespread adoption
Nuvera, DD Dannar partner on mobile fuel cell power
Use of Nuvera E-Series fuel cell engines on Dannar’s mobile platform is intended to extend the operational range of the Dannar MPS.