The Electric Advantage over fossil fuels for your outdoor power equipment is substantial to you and the environment.
Switching to electric mowers, trimmers, and utility vehicles has a major impact on lowering emissions while saving you money.
Outdoor (off-road) power equipment such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, grass trimmers, farm tractors, ATVs, UTVs, and so on, are all part of a sparsely regulated group of fossil fuel powered products. These products have a large impact on our environment. Since they are not "on-road" vehicles, the EPA has put very little effort into regulating emissions on these products .
Due to this limited regulation, outdoor power vehicles have become the worst polluters and the least efficient products on the market today. Emissions are more than 30 times worse than on-road gas vehicles and efficiency is way down near 20%. Gas powered outdoor power equipment is so polluting that the EPA has concluded that just one 2-cycle string trimmer can produce as many emissions in one hour as one full size pick up truck traveling over 3,000 miles!
LAWN MOWER EMISSIONS FACTS
*According to an EPA study, one 3hp lawn mower emits the same air pollution as 11 cars driving at 55 mph. Each additional HP is calculated with a linear use equation.
**Each 1 HP from a lawn mower = 3.67 CARS AT 55 MPH EMISSIONS**
COMMERCIAL ZTR GAS MOWER
24 HP COMMERCIAL ZTR MOWER = 88 CARS AT 55 MPH EMISSIONS (= 4,840 car miles each hour)
24 HP ZTR MOWER @ 3.5 HRS (NATIONAL AVERAGE/DAY) = 308 CARS AT 55 MPH/DAY = 16,940 MILES CAR EMISSIONS/DAY
24 HP ZTR USED 350 HOURS/YEAR = 1,694,000 CAR MILES OF EMISSIONS/YEAR
1,694,000/12,000 MILES (AVERAGE ANNUAL CAR MILES) = 141 CAR EMISSIONS PER YEAR FOR EACH COMMERCIAL ZTR MOWER
RESIDENTIAL GAS RIDING TRACTOR MOWER
18 HP RIDING MOWER = 66 CARS AT 55 MPH EMISSIONS (= 3,633 car miles each hour)
18 HP RIDING MOWER @ 1.5 HRS (NATIONAL AVERAGE/WEEK) = 99 CARS AT 55 MPH/WEEK = 5,445 MILES CAR EMISSIONS/WEEK
18 HP RIDING MOWER USED 50 HOURS/YEAR = 181,650 CAR MILES OF EMISSIONS/YEAR
181,650/12,000 MILES (AVERAGE ANNUAL CAR MILES) = 15 CAR EMISSIONS PER YEAR FOR EACH RESIDENTIAL RIDING MOWER