Top 5 reasons to go electric
Compared to traditional gas-powered lawn equipment, electric counterparts boast:
- longer life span;
- easier maintenance;
- less noise pollution;
- less air pollution; and
- lighter weight.
Electric mowers yield lower emissions and are more efficient than gas-powered lawn mowers. In fact, power plants are also more efficient than gas-powered lawn mowers.
Electric lawn equipment is ideal for smaller yards (less than a half-acre in size).
Using a gas-powered leaf blower for just a half hour produces about the same amount of emissions as driving a big pick-up truck 3,900 miles, according to a study from Edmunds.*
Check with your local government to see if they offer rebates on electric lawn equipment.
* Edmunds, “Leaf Blower’s Emissions Dirtier than High-Performance Pick-Up Truck’s, Says Edmunds’ InsideLine.com,” Santa Monica, CA, 2011.