With noise pollution restrictions in some regions and fuel emissions a constant hot button in some states, electric outdoor power equipment is perhaps more attractive to the landscape contractor.

“We get a lot of landscapers who call us up and their customers have done the research and want electric products used on their properties,” says Zach Mersch, inside sales manager with Mean Green Mowers.

Meanwhile, advances in lithium ion batteries and motor technology are giving commercial users the power and run time they expect from equipment, says Andrew Lentz, product manager with Milwaukee Tool.

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