Hear from people who use electric lawn care equipment or hire electric services

The Mow Electric! Campaign is a grassroots initiative to grow the electric lawn care movement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more livable communities.

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“I’ve been mowing with a Neuton CE 5.2 battery-powered push lawnmower since 2008. I bought it because it’s so much better for my small lawn than the old gas-powered mower I gladly gave away. The gas mower was loud, stinky, hard to start, required me to store gasoline, and could not be turned upside-down to clean. The electric mower has none of these drawbacks, and the only maintenance it needs is annual blade sharpening.”

S. Burlington, VT

“The Mean Green mowers are powerful, reliable, and obviously great for the environment. The only routine maintenance to deal with is greasing the front wheels and sharpening blades and it’s such a pleasure to never have to deal with oil changes, broken belts, hydraulic leaks, air filters, etc., etc…”

Jay Thomas
Bear Mountain LLC

“We purchased an electric 42” Ryobi mower in an effort to decarbonize. Along with rooftop solar, EVs and heat pumps, it has helped to significantly reduce our overall carbon footprint. This mower does an excellent job with our half acre yard, easily completing the work on a single charge. It has also been great for hauling soil for garden beds from our driveway out to the backyard garden in a utility trailer. In addition to the mower we have been using an electric string trimmer for the last 7 years. We are still using the two original batteries it came with, which combined allow us to do all the trimming for the yard.”

Williston, VT

“We’re enjoying our Mean Green mower very much. No worries about oil changes or not starting in cold weather. The mower is easy to maintain, has a comfortable seat, and above anything else it mows just as well as our previous gas-powered mower.  Thumbs up, hands down!  And if you ever need someone to try it out, you’re welcome to send them our way.”

Cabot, VT

“I rented a friend’s house for 10 years while she worked overseas. I was so happy to use her small Neuton walk-behind mower. It was a quiet purr compared to what I had previously tolerated! The mowing experience was clean, relaxed and oder free with no exhaust, gas or oil. It did a great job. Overtime I couldn’t believe others were not using electric mowers. It seemed so logical and beneficial from my perspective.”

Bristol, VT

“These tools (Ryobi RB480E riding mower, DR 16″ push mower, DR string trimmer, DR leaf blower, DR hedge trimmer, DR 18″ chain saw) are just as good as gas powered equivalents in getting their designated lawn care job done without as much noise and none of the fumes or maintenance.”

Williston, VT

“I’ve been using a Greenworks mower for 2 summers. It has worked flawlessly and starts at the push of a button. No gas, no oil, no spark plug and best of all, no noise! As a senior citizen I lack the arm strength to yank on a gas mower and this push button mower is perfect for my needs.”

Rochester, VT

“We’ve been using a Neuton CE6 36 Volt walk-behind mower for about 10 years. I replaced the cells in the battery a couple of years ago. The replacement battery was expensive but replacing the cells (3 12 Volt lead acid cells) was easy peasy and took about 30 minutes.

Less noise, no gas or oil to buy — ever!, does a nice cut; choice of mulcher or rear bagger (a deck insert converts to mulcher). We have less than 1/2 acre of lawn and can do most of the front and back lawn on a single charge. We “raised the blade” to 3″ a few years back and all but really wet grass the Neuton whacks though it.”

S. Burlington, VT

“The Ryobi is the first ride on mower I’ve ever owned. I’m pleased with the mower and have pushed it to the max capacity mowing rough terrain, long grass, saplings, pulling a loaded garden cart and hitting the occasional rocks. I am comfortable operating this machine with its’ perfect speed, safety features and responsiveness. Deck raises and lowers easy enough and the little headlights have been useful. I wish it had more suspension, but I fully acknowledge I’m using it in ways it’s not designed. Now after 3 years, I have a very nice settled yard and it can do its job beautifully.”

Charlotte, VT

“I used to have a lead acid battery-powered push mower with an 18 inch cut that I used for years. I gave it to my sister when I moved. This mower is better. The battery technology is better and the mower is more durable. The price is more but the incentives are there now. This mower is lightweight, has a n adjustable self propel speed, is easy to clean, folds for storage, has a side discharge chute behind the right rear wheel so it does not stick out from the side of the machine thus it takes up less space. It has a 21 inch cut. The battery it came with will mow for 1.5 hours and will recharge in 1.5 hours. There is a battery charge status light on the machine. The mower came with a battery charger too. The batteries are interchangeable between all of the Ego products and come with different amp hour ratings. I also have the string trimmer which works great. I also bought the two stage snow blower, that comes with two 7.5 amp hour batteries and a dual port charger, but have not had a chance to try it on snow yet. This is the first season with Ego products and so far I would definitely recommend them.”

Sheldon, VT

“I switched over to electric mowing services a few years ago (Greener Lawn Care/Church Hill Landscaping). I switched for the simple reason that I wanted to use less fuel and emit fewer gases by going electric. I will also note that the mowers are much less noisy and, of course, emit zero odor which is another plus. The mowing grounds workers also use an electric weed-whacker that is also less noisy and has no odor. An overall big win for everyone. It is another step I can take to lower my carbon footprint.”

Charlotte, VT

“I needed a new mower in the summer of 2020. A neighbor let me try out theirs and I was convinced.

I now use an EGO walk-behind mower. I like it because it’s lightweight while still having ample power; it’s quieter; it doesn’t smell; it’s easy to tend.”

Charlotte, VT

Many years ago I bought my dad a Black and Decker corded E-lawn mower for a large bank that was too steep for a heavy gas-powered mower. By using a logical mowing pattern, the cord was less of a bother than messing with gassing up a mower, even if it would have worked on the steep bank. I inherited the corded electric mower from my dad, and when my gas mower failed, I pressed the electric mower into service and found that even though it was lighter, it had more power and torque. For the last several years I’ve mowed our entire lawn with the electric mower. This electric mower has outlasted 2 or 3 gas mowers, never fails to start, runs smoothly and powerfully, has never required any maintenance other than blade sharpening, and consumes only a few pennies of electricity, and a powerful Black and Decker corded mower can be purchased on Amazon Prime for $140.  I also have a battery powered Milwaukee string trimmer which is far more powerful, quieter, cleaner and less expensive to operate that the good quality gas trimmer I gave away.