While the world is slowly changing from gasoline cars to electric vehicles, the world of lawn mowers is changing right along with it. For lawn maintenance on any kind of yard, check out some of these electric lawn mowers.
Best value electric lawn mower
Roy Berendsohn (of Popular Mechanics) and Yahoo! compiled a list of electric lawn mowers that suit many yards. The HART 40-Volt Cordless Brushless 20-inch Push Mower (Walmart) works for yards up to half an acre in size. It has a single-point height adjustment and a five-year warranty. All HART 40V batteries work with this mower.
Best multi-bladed electric lawn mower
The EGO Power+ LM2133 21-Inch Select Cut Mower (Amazon) has steel blades for “premium cutting performance.” The listing even says this performance exceeds gas. The 56V 5.0 Ah Lithium fuel battery gets up to 45 minutes of run time on a charge. It has a seven-position cutting height adjustment for grass 1.5″ to 4″ tall.
Longest battery life
The RYOBI 20 in. 40-Volt 6.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Walk Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (Home Depot) is rear-wheel drive. It has three-in-one mulching, bagging, and discharge capability. It doesn’t give a specific amount of time but promises it is extended. One more cool thing about this lawn mower is that it works with all RYOBI 40V batteries.
Best lawn mower for small yards
The Greenworks 40V 20 Inch Cordless Twin Force Lawn Mower (Amazon) is good for smaller and mid-sized yards. The GreenWorks mower has innovative smart cut technology that adjusts the power and runtime based on the grass. It has dual blades and the capability to mulch and bag at once.
Best for midsized yards
The Greenworks 2 x 24V (48V) 21-inch Brushless Self-Propelled Mower (Amazon) is more capable for bigger yards. It also comes in a 20″ corded option, but the professionals suggest the 21″ 2x24V battery option. It has a 45 minute run time and a highly efficient brushless motor.
Best self-propelled mower
Looking for a self-propelled option? The Recycler 21 in. SmartStow 60-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Battery Walk Behind Mower (Home Depot) has your back. This 21-inch lawn mower comes with a bagger and a steel deck for durability. It folds up nicely, too, for a more compact solution for your space.
It might be hit or miss at first with your electric lawn mower, but your lawn should be cleared up in no time. Plus, there is always the option of returning the mower if it doesn’t meet expectations. Don’t be afraid to ask your local store for help if you are having trouble deciding.