Fendt improves the performance of its battery tractor after series of tests carried out in the field and in the laboratory. Quick and easier recharging thanks to its 400 V socket, ideal for foraging or baling, the new Fendt e100 Vario is indeed a versatile machine.
The 100% electric new tractor from Fendt gains in performance and efficiency. The machine is still at the prototype stage but, based on the excellent results obtained from the tests, the engineers of the German brand have worked more to improve certain technical points of the machine. For example, to make recharging more convenient without the operators needing to invest in adapting the installations.
As a result, the tractor recharges its batteries using a Type 2 connector instead of a Combined Charging System (CCS). It also has a cable to be connected directly to the three-phase (32A - 400V) socket, loading at 22 kW.
In other words, it takes barely 5 hours of charging time for its batteries to be fully charged thanks to the DC fast charging function.
Battery Thermal Management System
The German brand is studying various battery systems. They are currently undergoing intensive field and laboratory testing. Thanks to the completely revised thermal management system, it only takes a few minutes to preheat the battery to operating temperature in winter. The operator can manage this task directly from the cab. No need to leave your seat.
The performance and universality of the tractor were highlighted during the test phases, with traditional tools driven by traditional tools such as tedders, rakes, mixer wagon as well as with hydraulically driven machines, like electric sweepers or salt spreaders.
Note that farms that produce electricity can use it directly in the tractor. The energy bill decreases as well as CO2 emissions. The reduced size model may well be suitable for yard use.
Electric vehicles benefit from interesting performance in terms of drive. The brand says work continues to further optimize the technology and that manufacturing could start in a few years. The problem is generally located at the level of autonomy. Information not communicated by the brand in its press release recently.