New Electric Lawnmower Has Lighter Battery

Recharge Mower has released a new electric lawnmower called the Ultralite Lithium Powered Recharge Mower. The product, which looks like it is cordless, is powered by, you guessed it, a lithium battery that claims to provide three times the charge cycles compared to other batteries.

Weighing only 35 pounds, the new electric lawnmower has a 15″ cutting path and can be adjusted to six different handle-heights. The lithium battery is removed from the lawnmower itself for charging, and with no oil or gas, this means the product can be folded down and stored vertically.

Image via Recharge Mower

The battery pack weights less than 4 lbs, and has an easily accessible power indicator panel so that users can get an estimation of the charge left. The charger is Energy Star rated and claims to fully charge the lithium battery in a few hours, which could mean anywhere from three to six. We covered similar products before, including a larger model from the same company. The market for electric lawn-care seems to be as diverse as electric vehicles, producing some interesting results.

The new electric lawnmower retails for $489 and is available to order from the Recharge Mower website, but the company expects models to be available soon at retailers like Sears, Walmart, and Home Depot. Of course, if you’re not above using some good ol’ fashion elbow grease, you might consider an even greener push-model lawnmower.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.

2 Comments

  • Reply March 18, 2011

    Tom Griffis

    I’VE BEEN INTRODUCED TO THESE ALREADY, EVEN THOUGH THE “GREENOLOGY” IS NICE THE USE IS REDICULOUS!!!!!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A YARDCARE PROFESSIONAL,,I WOULD HAVE TO BUY SEVERAL BATERRIES AND KEEP THEM CHARGE JUST TO FINISH A DAYS WORTH OF MOWING MULTIPLE YARDS, LET ALONE THE EXTRA TIME SPENT PUSHING THE MOWER INSTEAD OF USING A SELF PROPELLED UNIT. NOW JUST BECAUSE IT CAN BE RECHARGE IN A COUPLE OF HOURS,,WHAT???? DO YOU THINK THE NORMAL HOMEOWNER IS GONNA GO OUT AND RE-MOW TOMORROW, AND THEN WHEN THE LEAVES FALL, HOW WILL IT STAND UP TO MOWING AND MULCHING LEAVES,,WHICH IS A GREENER OBJECTIVE EVEN YET…..NOT BUYING IT !!!!

  • Reply March 18, 2011

    Steven Lyle Jordan

    I have an electric mower that has more than enough juice to mow my medium-sized lawn, and more besides. Plenty of us average people can use these mowers on their lawns… don’t let some caps-stuck troll scare you away from trying one.

Leave a Reply