Denver's ozone problem continues to worsen. Ozone is a compound created when gas, oil or coal are burned and combine with sun and other chemicals. It increases in concentration on warm summer days (see EPA standards page for more detailed discussion).
Much of today's electric lawn equipment's performance is now on par with gasoline equipment. Electric lawn equipment emits no local pollution. And the cost of this equipment is now similar to gasoline equipment. There are even commercial fleet options now (see AGZA)
Roughly 10% of Denver's summer ozone is thought to come from gasoline lawn equipment (73). We here at DeSmog Denver support a citywide transition to all electric lawn equipment now. We also believe this transition should occur in all of the front range. The technology is ready. Colorado's Regional Air Quality Council has an excellent buyback program for gas mowers that you can enroll in. The comparison tables below show how this lawn equipment stacks up against gasoline equipment. You will be impressed with electric!
Less noise is another added benefit of electric equipment as well. See how the city of Portland Oregon is exchanging their gas leaf blowers for electric due to quieter operation.
No pollution, less noise, cheaper overall costs. What is not to like? See comparisons below.
No pollution, same performance and similar price to gas to purchase. Over time saves money due to lower fuel costs. See the comparisons below.
No pollution, less noise, cheaper overall costs. Click below to see a comparison of one manufacturer, EGO, versus gas. You will be impressed. The comparison represents the benefits from other electric mower manufacturers as well.