The world’s first hydrogen-powered tractor has been unveiled by New Holland, a subsidiary of the Fiat Group, at an agricultural show in Italy.
Called the New Holland NH2, it is the first tractor of its kind and, aside from the environmental benefits of emitting only water and heat, it is also virtually silent.
The prototype’s hydrogen fuel cell develops 105bhp. New Holland claims that it is capable of performing the same tasks as its combustion-engined sibling, the T6000 tractor, upon which the NH2 is based.
There are no plans to put the NH2 into production just yet, but it would surely receive a warm welcome from country dwellers looking for a bit of peace and quiet.