Electric Mower Buyer's Guide

How to Pick the Perfect Electric Lawn Mower

By  | Lawn Mower Product Expert

Are you helping your lawn Go Green? 

Electric motors have come a long way in recent decades. Auto and equipment manufacturers (Tesla anyone?) continue to advance electrical technology to make motors more powerful using less power.

This is great news for folks looking for an electric-powered lawn mower!



Corded Electric Mowers
Worx Corded Electric MowerRegular corded electric mowers are powered by an extension cord, so just plug it in and go.

They’re ready whenever you are. Electric mowers range from 14 inches to 20 inches. The wider the mower, the faster you’ll mow your yard.

If your yard has lots of obstacles, a corded electric mower can be frustrating.


Cord-Less Electric MowersEarthwise Lithium Cordless Lawn Mower
If you don’t want to be like a dog on a leash, cut the cord and get a cordless electric mower instead. Cordless models give you the mobility of a gas mower without the noise or the headaches. If you have 1/3 acre or less to mow, a cordless mower is perfect for you.


Cordless mowers are powered by rechargeable batteries that are available in a variety of voltages. Just like a cordless drill, the higher the volts, the greater the torque, resulting in a cleaner cut.


Many lithium-ion batteries will provide nearly an hour of cut time each, depending on the grass type. There are also designed to run at full power until dead, meaning the power won't fade during use.



Why Go Electric?

Every urban dweller will agree electric is the way to go, but what about the rest of us? 

Top Reasons for buying an electric mower over a traditional gas mower:

  • Eco-Friendly
  • No Exhaust 
  • Quiet Operation (no hearing protection required)
  • Almost No Maintenance 
  • Cost 

Say goodbye to the hassles of a traditional gas mower. No oil changes. No new spark plugs. Forget replacing air filters and spilling gas. The only maintenance required is sharpening or replacing the blade in the spring.

Electric mowers will reduce your carbon footprint. The first place you’ll notice this is your wallet. A whole summer of mowing will cost roughly $5 in electric bills.


The upfront cost of a cordless mower may seem high, but when you consider the savings in maintenance and gas alone, it’s an attractive long-term purchase.


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