Benefits of battery-powered outdoor equipment

Battery-powered outdoor equipment is better for the environment, is better for your health, and is easier to use.

Reduced Noise and Air Pollution

Battery-powered equipment is quieter and doesn’t produce any emissions

Lightweight and easy to start

It’s lighter, easier to maneuver, and starts with the push of a button

Lower maintenance

There is no oil to change, flammable fuel to store, or tune-ups needed

Reduced cost to operate

Battery-powered equipment is more efficient and reliable, so it costs less to operate

The Technology

How It Works

Battery-powered lawn and outdoor equipment are cordless tools powered by rechargeable batteries.
The lithium-ion batteries are light, long-lasting, and don’t lose power as the charge decreases.

Battery-powered equipment is available as:

Mowers | Leaf blowers | Trimmers | Chainsaws | Snowblowers

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Incentives and Financing

Mass Save®

$30-$75 Rebate depending on equipment you’re buying

Municipal Light Plant

If you live in a town served by a Municipal Light Plant (MLP) check your MLP’s website for incentives and rebates.

General Price Ranges for Battery Powered Outdoor Equipment

Battery-Powered
Push Mowers 

$300-$700

Battery-Powered
Leaf Blowers

$100-$300

Battery-Powered
Trimmers

$60-$300

Battery-Powered
Chainsaws 

$150-$550

Battery-Powered
Snowblowers 

$400-$1,800

Things to Consider

If you answer yes to ANY of these questions, then Battery‑powered equipment may be a good fit for you

Gas-powered equipment emits greenhouse gases and other pollutants. It requires storing flammable fuel. Battery-powered equipment has no emissions and only requires recharging batteries.

When you’re ready to replace your current equipment, evaluate how battery-powered equipment might meet your needs.

Battery-powered equipment is lighter, more convenient to maneuver and turns on easily with the press of a button.

Battery-powered equipment is significantly quieter than gas-powered equipment, allowing you to have a more relaxing experience while doing yard work.

Raking, shoveling snow, and clipping shrubs are great ways to get outdoor exercise! However, if you find yourself in a different stage of life with other responsibilities or less mobility, battery-powered equipment can save time and enable you to do more yourself.

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