After years of hard work, revisiting drawing boards, and continuous real-world testing, the Monarch Tractor mission to deliver sustainable and profitable solutions to farmers is finally a reality. The 100% electric, driver-optional, connected Monarch Tractor was delivered into the hands of the company’s first customer, Constellation Brands in California, USA.
The recently launched MK-V is a fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor designed to combine electrification, automation, and data analysis to help farmers reduce their carbon footprint, improve field safety, streamline farming operations, and increase their bottom lines. Considering nearly 25 percent of global emissions result from agriculture, the zero-emission Monarch Tractor will help make meaningful emissions reductions as the use of Monarch Tractors scale in an industry that has been historically difficult to decarbonize. The use of the MK-V tractor simultaneously helps solve numerous challenges farmers face today including labor shortages, safety concerns, increased customer scrutiny for sustainable practices, government regulations, and more.
Manufacturing operations are expected to begin at the Foxconn Mahoning Valley, Ohio facility in 2023, while tractor Monarch smart roof production and research and development will continue in California.