We have a passion for building clean, sustainable technology.
It’s our mission to lead the transition to zero-emission regenerative agriculture, and utility operations with best-in-class technology for a safer, cleaner, and healthier future.
The Solectrac Team
Our diverse and talented team is committed to delivering the best tractor experience possible to our customers. With an extensive breadth of experience from some of the top names in the industry, like Kubota, Mahindra, and John Deere, the Solectrac Team is leading the way to electrifying the agriculture equipment industry.
The Original Pioneers of the Electric Tractor Revolution with 26 Years of Designing & Engineering Electric Tractors. At our core, we are environmentally-conscious innovators and questioners who won’t settle for the accepted norm. We are quietly defiant because we care about people, the planet, and our collective future.
We are on a mission to revolutionize the tractor industry by leading the way in manufacturing electric tractors that are as strong and capable as diesel tractors yet deliver unmatched economic and environmental advantages, with a commitment to making a difference for farmers, consumers, and the earth itself by leading the way in clean, sustainable farming.
Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Senior Vice President of Products and Operations
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Chief Financial Officer
In 2020, Solectrac partnered with Ideanomics, a global group with the mission to accelerate the adoption of commercial electric vehicles by bringing together vehicles, charging, and energy solutions with design, implementation, and financial services. Ideanomics acquired Solectrac in 2021 with the shared goal of helping the world commit to an EV future.Learn More
Certified B Corporation
Certified B Corporation
In June 2019, Solectrac became a Certified B Corporation.
Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Find out more about Certified B Corporations.Learn More
With a background in architecture and solar energy, Steve Heckeroth has spent most of his professional career developing renewable energy solutions to conventional energy problems. For over a decade, Steve designed and built passive solar homes in Northern California and later went to work in the solar industry, before deciding to focus his inventive nature on electric transportation. At that time, battery weight was prohibitive to a car’s performance, but after seeing the enormous counterweights used on tractors, Steve soon realized that battery weight on a tractor would be an asset. And in the late 1990s, Steve changed his focus to electric tractors.
Throughout the 2000s, Steve designed and built several electric tractor prototypes, but battery size, capacity, and runtime were limiting factors at the time. Federal and state grant funding played an important role after Steve founded Solectrac as an LLC in 2012. These grants allowed Solectrac to accelerate its tractor prototyping which led to the eUtility Electric Tractor, Solectrac’s first fully functional, 40 horsepower category production model. The e25 Compact Electric Tractor was soon to follow, as were plans to develop Solectrac’s most powerful model, the 70 horsepower category e70N Narrow Electric Tractor. Steve has also developed numerous patents, including one for an exchangeable battery pack to extend run time.
Power your tractor from the sun, wind, and other clean renewable sources of energy.
In an effort to reduce the negative impacts of burning fossil fuels, government has placed pollution-restricting regulations on diesel tractors. But pollutant controls cause excessive downtime for maintenance, and while the new generation diesels emit lower levels of carbon dioxide than petrol engines, they tend to emit higher levels of NOx which also contributes to climate change. In the absence of a real solution, government attempts and incentives have fallen short of true GHG emission reductions. Until now: Solectrac’s climate smart 100% battery powered electric tractors are ready to reduce the pollution from diesel engines in the field, on the farm and in the cities.
Farmers and tractor operators around the world can become independent from the pollution, infrastructure, and price volatility associated with fossil fuels. Solectrac produces equipment that empowers farmers to feed their local communities to improve local food security and decrease fossil fuel-intensive supply chains.
Electric tractors offer one solution to creating a more sustainable future. Regenerative farming practices are another way to keep our soils healthy and produce nutrient-dense food while further reducing energy-intensive farming. If all tractors sold in 2019 in the 40 HP category were replaced by electric tractors we would only produce .15% of the emissions they currently produce.