Gas lawn mowers consume 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline a year in this country, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimating their hourly pollution equal to that of 11 cars. Homeowners can reduce the harmful emissions from this seasonal chore without sacrificing the quality of their well-manicured lawn.
Electric mowers are one of the easiest strategies, with benefits of zero pollution, minimal noise and reduced maintenance costs, meaning no engine tune-ups, fuel costs, winterization or oil changes required.
While the upfront cost of an electric mower may seem high compared to gas-powered equivalents, it’s an attractive long-term purchase considering the savings in maintenance and fuel over time.
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