News and Success Stories

Published 09 August 2023

Deere decarbonises

For over 185 years, agribusiness stalwarts - and inventor of the steel plough - John Deere has been re-inventing itself.

Their latest investment has seen the acquisition of battery technology provider Kreisel Electric Inc. a leading innovator focused on the development of immersion-cooled battery modules and charging packs including commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, and marine applications.

With growing demand for off-road electrification in the agriculture sector and all the investment dollars going into electric infrastructure, electrification is all but inevitable. 

How can New Zealand tech companies move past fossil fuels as a backstop when it comes to power?