Both models are based on the 200 Vario range, with the diesel engine replaced with a battery driving the same CVT transmission.
With the option to vary the power output depending on demand, both versions of the E107 can be used in three different driving modes of Eco, Dynamic and Dynamic +, with equivalent outputs of 67, 73 and 90hp.
This changing mode is designed to optimise battery life and match the working mode to the required task. Energy can also be returned to the system using regenerative braking.
Carried on the front linkage, a concept range extender with a 100kWh capacity was shown with the full-body version. The extender is used to effectively double the operational range of the machine through the use of a methanol-powered fuel cell.
Fuel is consumed in a chemical reaction which is used to generate an electrical output to balance the energy draw through the task carried out.
Fendt says the use of green methanol — a fuel which has been produced in a carbon-neutral process — can significantly reduce the overall emissions of the system and the direct connection of the extender to the vehicle drive reduces losses associated with the battery system.
At the rear of the E107, a direct electrical connection to a concept mechanical hoe was also shown, however the production vineyard machine is not currently offered with an external high voltage connection.
Farmers Guardian will show an exclusive first drive of the production E107 V Vario narrow in early 2024.