Electric Lawn Mowers 2020 | Battery Powered Mower Reviews: Which one Is Better?
The following are some of the most common questions which people have when it comes to choosing between battery powered and gas powered electric lawn mowers. So, let’s take a look at them now!
1) What About Power Consumption And Energy Usage? A good question! But before answering that, let us first explain what exactly is meant by power consumption and energy usage.
Power Consumption: Power consumption refers to the amount of electricity used while operating an electric motor or generator. The higher the power consumption, the more expensive it is to run. For example, if you use 100 watts (Watts) of electricity while driving your car, then your car will cost you $100 to operate each month! If you use only 50 Watts of electricity during a typical day, then your home will consume less than half a kilowatt hour (kWh). A kWh is equal to 1,000 Wh/month.
Energy Usage: Energy usage refers to the total amount of energy consumed over time. Electricity is the most commonly used form of energy in homes and businesses around the world today. However, there are other forms of energy such as natural gas (NGL), propane (PHX), oil, coal and nuclear power that may be available in certain locations at different times of year. For example, if you heat your home using natural gas, then your energy bill will be very high during the winter months when the temperature drops and you need to keep your house warm. If you have an electric car, then you will not have such energy problems because they do not consume any oil or gas.
Instead, they are powered by rechargeable batteries that can be plugged into a wall outlet. Let’s move back to lawn mowers.
So which type uses less power?
A gas powered mower needs more maintenance, and this means regular trips to the gas station to refill the small gas tank that powers the lawnmower. It is not uncommon for small engine gas motors to use 40-60 gallons per hour (gph) at full power, so you need to fill up often. This type of mower can also emit a lot of pollution into the air.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Lawn mower (J Ivar – US Patent 2,597,735, 1952 – Google Patents)
- Battery powered vegetation trimmer (C Webster – US Patent 6,014,812, 2000 – Google Patents)
- Battery powered vegetation trimmer (C Webster – US Patent 6,301,788, 2001 – Google Patents)