The Smell Of Freshly Cut Grass (Without The Gasoline Spills)

by Cristina Foung

My favorite green product of the week: the Neuton CE 6.2 Battery Powered Lawn Mower

What is it?
The Neuton CE 6.2 Mower is a cordless electric lawn mower. It has a removable, rechargeable battery with 360 watt-hours of energy which will work perfectly for the average 1/3 acre lawn. The battery recharges in about 8 hours.

Why is it better?
Americans use 800 million gallons of gasoline per year to mow their lawns. And on top of that, every year, 17 million more gallons of fuel are spilled while refueling lawn equipment (that’s more than the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez). Not so good, huh? So needless to say, electric yard equipment is really a better option.

The Neuton CE 6.2, in its battery powered glory, only costs about 10 cents per charge and costs less than your high-end gasoline powered mowers. On average, you’ll use about $3 worth of electricity a year (while for the same amount of mowing you’d use over $35 in gasoline, not including spillage). That’s a pretty solid ROI right there.

So not only can you keep your lawn looking neat and clean, you can do it without the greenhouse gas emissions and gasoline spills. Plus the Neuton is cool looking, so you can be the hippest mower on the block. I haven’t actually used one myself but I hear they are solid machines.

Where can you find it?
You can order it from the Neuton website for a regular price of $499.00 but right now it’s on sale for $474.00.

Besides her green products column on Cleantech Blog, Cristina is a passionate advocate for green living at the Green Home Huddle at Huddler.com, which focuses on electric cars, energy efficient appliances, and other green products.

3 replies
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I don't think most people are spending $400+ on a mower that's not even self propelled. Alsom if you have a non-standard yard (lots of CO2 eating trees, hills, etc) what happens if you need more time? Take two days to cut your lawn (with an 8 hour break to re-charge the battery) or drop another $100 on an additional battery? To get me on-board, make it self propelled, make the battery good enough to last for 1 acre, and drop the price to ~$250-300.Also, what challenged individuals are spilling that much gas? I mow at least once per week, and cannot remember spilling so much as a drop. Not at almost $4 per gallon!

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    A step in the right direction, but even better yet is the old-style push mower. Zero fossil fuels required, therefore no carbon output; great exercise and no noise pollution… now that's a great mower!

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