Monarch Tractor Co-Founder & President to Speak at The Battery Show North America 2021

LIVERMORE, Calif. – September 14, 2021 – Monarch Tractor, maker of the world’s smartest, fully electric autonomous tractor, today announced Co-Founder & President Mark Schwager will be a featured speaker at The Battery Show, the #1 advanced battery and electric vehicle event in North America. Schwager will join a panel of EV industry leaders for the “Electrification of the Transportation Market Enabled by the Growth of Electric Automotive” session on Thursday, September 16, 2021at 10 a.m.


“Electrification is not just transforming vehicles, it’s transforming entire industries,” said Mark Schwager, co-founder & president, Monarch Tractor. “We’ve seen it firsthand in agriculture as the electric Monarch Tractor not only eliminates emissions and reduces greenhouse gasses, but cuts over 60 percent of the farm’s expense on fuel and service. I look forward to joining this panel and sharing the electric advancements we are building to deliver sustainable and economical solutions to the farming industry.”


Panel Details

WHAT: Electrification of the Transportation Market Enabled by the Growth of Electric Automotive” – The EV market has moved from early experimentation to commercial reality and scale based on great innovation, scale of manufacturing, improvements in battery management systems and battery pack. Early experimentation focused on suitability of battery electric vehicles and total cost of ownership data, and now has shifted to driving the applications forward in multiple markets, including marine, aerospace, drones, off-road commercial, and autonomous vehicles. This dynamic roundtable will include companies that drove the initial innovation and are now driving the commercial reality. The panel will focus on future expansion of new markets, technological challenges, and the vision going forward.

WHO: Mark Schwager, co-founder & president, Monarch Tractor; Rick Sturgeon, senior director, transportation and mobility, Dassault Systemes; James Breyer, founder & CEO, Hercules Electric Vehicles; Joern Tinnemeyer, SVP & CTO, Enersys 

WHEN: September 16, 2021 – 10-11 a.m.

WHERE: The Battery Show – Suburban Collection Showplace – Novi, MI

The Monarch Tractor is the first to offer a trifecta of electrification, automation and data analysis that empowers sustainable farming, increases efficiency and safety, and maximizes profitability for farmers. To see the Monarch Tractor in action, watch this video. 

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About Mark Schwager, president & co-founder, Monarch Tractor

Mark Schwager, co-founder & president of Monarch Tractor has more than a decade of experience leading manufacturing organizations and has developed over 16 million square feet of manufacturing space.  He previously served as head of the Tesla Gigafactory, leading the project from concept phase to construction.  Mark also led the operations planning team and built the business systems for Tesla's Fremont factory and led the manufacturing program for Tesla's collaboration with Toyota for the Rav4 EV.  In his career, he also served as head of manufacturing and supply chain at Zoox and chief production officer for Romeo Power Technology.  

About Monarch Tractor

Monarch Tractor is working to utilize 21st-century technology to empower farmers by enabling profitable implementation of regenerative, sustainable and organic practices. Monarch Tractor, the world’s first fully electric, driver optional, smart tractor, enhances farmer’s existing operations, alleviating labor shortages, and maximizing yields. Monarch is committed to elevating farming practices to enable clean, efficient, and economically viable solutions for today’s farmers and the generations of farmers to come. With cutting-edge technology, global reach, and an experienced team, Monarch is delivering meaningful change for the future of farming.

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