Motivo HARVEST Electric Tractor

Praveen Penmetsa, CEO and Founder of Motivo Engineering

Motivo Harvest is a multi-purpose shareable mobile power delivery system for agriculture combining a power module and a small tractor system.

Product description Brand name and product description

Motivo Hybrid Agriculture/Road Vehicles with Electricity Storage and Transformation (HARVEST) Electric Tractor – is an all-electric tractor that can store energy generated from a different source and deliver it on-demand. The tractor can plow a field, power a home, take goods to market, and perform many other functions transporting energy.

According to the manufacturer, “Motivo developed a multi-purpose shareable mobile power delivery system for agriculture. Consisting of a power module integrated with a small tractor Motivo’s HARVEST system provides mobility, rotary power, and electrical power from a single zero-emission platform. Based on a patented power electronics architecture developed by Motivo, HARVEST collects power from solar panels, wind turbines, or intermittent electrical grids, stores that power in an on-board battery, then delivers it on-demand. HARVEST can be rented, tracked, and updated via cell network, with all user interaction handled via text messaging.”

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Initially the first prototypes were donated to India. Although this product is being developed by a grant from USAID, the target regions should be all rural areas of the world in need of green technology solutions. Motivo also discusses California as a potential market.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"


Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Motivo is considering a credit system using SMS messaging. Motivo’s goal is to have the vehicle available for less than 10,000 USD/unit (as of 2015).

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

NGOs/non profits and as end users, smallholder farmers around the world

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