Ideanomics has announced that Energica, through its Energica Inside business unit, and Solectrac are starting technical collaboration on a new generation of electric tractors. Energica Inside will support Solectrac with battery pack development, Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) development, and prototype assembly and testing.
"This is the end game - different teams from across Ideanomics working together to make new and better electric vehicles," says Robin Mackie, president of Ideanomics Mobility. "It's a great example of our approach to smart spending in action. By bringing design, digital and product development in-house, Ideanomics can deliver new products faster, better and cheaper. I see big opportunities for more collaboration like this once the VIA acquisition is complete."
Collaboration between Solectrac and Energica Inside on battery pack development is expected to boost run-time, meaning customers can do more with their electric tractors per charge. Energica motorcycles offer more range than any other electric motorcycle on the market. Energica's VCU is expected to further enhance the overall performance and efficiency of Solectrac's next-generation electric tractors.
New Solectrac tractors will also incorporate modular and future-forward styling from Ideanomics Design as well as telematics and performance data from Ideanomics Digital. Ideanomics expects to introduce a new range of Solectrac tractors in 2023.