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Gas-Engine Bans Drive Landscapers Toward Electric Mowers and Blowers - WSJ

Some landscapers and dealers are wary, raising concerns about the added cost and complexity of relying on battery power to manicure yards and trees.

I priced a battery-powered edger this season. It was 3x the cost of the gas model.

I have a battery chainsaw and it’s awesome. Instant on, no messing with fuel and oil, it’s exactly what I want. But we’ve got to get the price of batteries under control.

Government mandates that prematurely force out gas models distorts basic economics and only exacerbates price differences.

No one is against battery powered lawn equipment, cars, or anything else. But electric, like any other new technology, must deliver better results and better performance at a better price.

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