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, which focuses on electric cars, energy efficient appliances, and other green products.