Home / Automotive & Transportation / Autonomous Electric Tractor Market by Component (Sensor, GPS, Vision System, Other Components) by End-user (Tillage, Harvesting, Seed Sowing, Other Applications): : Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2027

Autonomous Electric Tractor Market by Component (Sensor, GPS, Vision System, Other Components) by End-user (Tillage, Harvesting, Seed Sowing, Other Applications): : Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2027

Published: Aug 2021 | Report Code: 60401-08-21

Autonomous electric tractor is an unmanned agricultural machine used for farming purpose. The advanced technology includes components such as sensors and machine vision systems to perform various agricultural tasks. The autonomous farm vehicle delivers a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds. The tractor uses GPS and other wireless technologies to operate without a driver. The autonomous electric tractor market is expected to cross market value of USD 2,856.8 million in 2027 from USD 640.3 million in 2020. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 24.1% during the forecast period.

Autonomous Electric Tractor Market

Need to Increase Productivity to Meet Ever Rising Demand for Farm Produce      

The market growth is expected to be driven by improved crop yield efficiency and productivity provided by these tractors and growth in government initiatives to adopt new technologies. The increase in average age of farmers in developed as well as developing countries demanding more technological assistance to carry our farming activities. Moreover, countries like U.S. and Australia are facing labor shortages which in turn driving the demand for autonomous electric tractors. With the help of autonomous farming vehicles, farmers can carry out their activities all round the clock. Autonomous electric tractors facilitate farmers with more reliable way to operate with the help of features such as automatic steering.

High Cost of Autonomous Electric Tractors to Hinder the Market Growth

High initial investment required for the autonomous electric tractors as compared to traditional tractors. Autonomous electric tractors although increase productivity and increase the efficiency, it can be affordable to large scale farmers only. However, countries like India and China where average farm size is less than few acers the investment on autonomous electric tractors is not viable for small farmers. Thi in turn expected to pose a major threat to the growth of this industry.

Consequences of COVID 19 on Autonomous Electric Tractors Industry

Although COVID 19 has minimal impact on agricultural activities around the world and demand for farm vehicles has been remained intact. However, the manufacturing industry had a sever impact and production, supply chain and sales got hit owing to COVID 19. This was the major reason behind decline in autonomous electric tractors industry. However, governments around the world have formulated policies to deal with the COVID-19 and has increased the pace of vaccination. World economy is likely to restore within few months and demand is expected to touch pre COVID 19 level soon.

North America to Dominate the Global Autonomous Electric Tractor Market

North America market is projected to account for highest revenue share in the global market, due to rising demand for autonomous electric tractor and high spending power of customers. Major reason for the growing demand for autonomous electric tractors in the region is large size of farms, constant shortage of labor and growing pressure to achieve higher productivity. Apart from this, farmers in the region have easy access to technological advancement, favorable government policies, better availability of finance, etc. are some of the major factors mobilizing growth of autonomous electric tractors industry.

Europe is second leading market for autonomous electric tractors. The region is witnessing lucrative growth rate on the account of growing demand from Germany, Italy and France. Market growth for autonomous electric tractors industry in Asia Pacific will be mainly driven by Japan, China and Australia. Japan, China and Australia are early adopters of autonomous electric tractors. However, going forward the demand is likely to increase from countries such as India, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. Apart from those, Brazil is another significant market for autonomous electric tractors. Proximity to U.S. and large average size of farms is major reason for the strong growth of autonomous electric tractors in the country.       

Global Autonomous Electric Tractor Market is led by the Sensor

Sensor, GPS, Vision System, and Other Components in the Autonomous Electric Tractor Market. In 2020, GPS segment is accounted for the largest share of Autonomous Electric Tractor Market. However, GPS segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

Tillage Segment to Govern the Demand for Autonomous Electric Tractor  

Autonomous electric tractors find wide range of applications in farm land. Major functions performed by an autonomous electric tractors include, harvesting, tillage, sowing, etc. Among all, tillage is most dominating application market for autonomous electric tractors and held the largest share among all applications of autonomous electric tractors. Wide ranging activities made autonomous electric tractors a dynamic farming equipment. However, continuous research & development in the field of autonomous electric tractors industry is likely to bring more evolutions in farming industry. Frequently changing customer preferences are compelling manufacturers to focus on extensive research & development for the development of innovative products. For instance, Deere & Company, one of the leading global manufacturers autonomous electric tractors has recently expanded its portfolio of tractors with addition of Joker. Joker is a fully autonomous electric tractor with articulated steering and a tracked single axle.

Moreover, another manufacturer Escorts Limited has launched its foray into the autonomous farming solutions market with the launch of India's first autonomous concept electric tractor at its annual innovation platform. The unmanned tractor, also known as Farmtrac (26E) or more commonly Farmtrac Atom 26, was manufactured in collaboration with seven technology giants such as Microsoft, Bosch, Reliance Jio, AVL, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, and Wabco, and brought the power of next-generation digital vehicle technology to enable precision-based farming.

Furthermore, an Indian start-up company called AutoNxt has developed an autonomous electric tractor called Hulk, which is a solution to the country’s lack of skilled workers. It is expected that such developments will greatly promote the growth of the automatic tractor market.

Frequently asked questions about global industry

  • Which are the different types of autonomous electric tractor by component?
    Ans: Sensor, GPS, Vision System, etc. are major components of autonomous electric tractor, out of which GPS segment dominated the global market with just under two third share in the global market. Dominance of GPS segment can be attributed to the abundance of its availability across the world.
  • Who are the key players in the global industry?
    Ans: Some of the major players operating in autonomous electric tractor industry include AGCO Corporation, Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Autonomous Tractor Corporation, CNH Industrial, Deere & Company, KINZE Manufacturing, Kubota Corporation, Mahindra & Mahindra, Trimble, and Yanmar. The top six players collectively account for over 45% share in the global market.
  • Which is the fastest growing Application segment for global industry?
    Ans: Tillage is the largest application of autonomous electric tractor which held over 50% share in the global consumption in 2020
  • Which is the leading regional market for global industry?
    Ans: North America hold the largest share owing to large demand of autonomous electric tractor in agriculture industry
  • What will be the CAGR (2021 - 2027) of in global industry?
    Ans: The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 24.1% throughout the forecast period, in terms of revenue
  • What are the major challenges for the global autonomous electric tractor industry?
    Ans: High investment cost and availability of alternatives such as conventional tractor are major challenges for the growth of autonomous electric tractor industry.


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