Herbert Diess, the Board Chairman of Volkswagen Group who also enjoyed a test-drive has revealed that the e-tractor being tested is ‘working very well’.
“We have launched the conservation agriculture project Gen.Farm: a sustainable CO2-free hub where farmers can book an e-tractor including a trained driver,” said Diess.
The tractors have batteries powered by solar energy.
With a team of Rwandans, South Africans and Germans, the pilot phase in Rwanda is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the University of Rwanda (UR) through its College of Science and Technology.
The tractor can be used for different purposes from soil preparation to harvesting.
Headquartered in Germany, Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles and the largest car maker in Europe.
The latter launched car assembling plant in Rwanda in 2018.