The Californian Ranch is preparing to use electric options for its operations.
Yale Climate Connections reported that Don Cameron, General Manager of Terranova Ranch in California, wants all of their farm tractors to run on electricity. He wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution that diesel tractors emit.
Cameron stated, “I think the possibility is out there to really electrify almost every piece of equipment that we run on the farm,”
The farm already uses small electric equipment. However, large electric tractors and other large equipment are not yet available on the market.
Big machines will require a lot of power; they will need large battery storage. And if these large vehicles are already available, they will be very expensive.
“We know that our future is going to be electric,” Cameron says. “We are investing money in it now so that we can be ready for the future.”
Terranova Ranch is reportedly working with GridTractor to develop electric farm equipment. They also plan to install charging stations on the farm.
GridTractor is a subsidiary of Polaris Energy Services. Their goal is to help farms transition into a zero-emission, electrified future with intelligent energy management and vehicle grid integration services.
Terranova Ranch is GridTractor’s first customer and has worked together since 2021.