Earlier this summer Raymi Toronto visited an electric grass cutting business in North York
and reported that Ecocut Lawns grasscutting
small business offers a quiet clean residential lawn care service in the East Toronto to Oshawa corridor at the same price as the competition.
Most importantly, the company is able to boast they're 100% 'sustainable' because they use Greenworks battery
powered equipment and buy carbon credits for their pickup trucks. The
good news for consumers is that they don't cost anymore more than the other gas powered service providers, so the market can finally make a green choice where price is not a factor, and that will surely result in a wide scale adoption.
Ecocut Lawns business activity is sustainable
because it's able to continue forever as there are no carbon emissions
to further contribute to global warming and the slow demise of Planet
All their Greenworks lawn care tools run
on rechargeable batteries that are topped up at night when hydro demand is lowest.
Greenworks Lithium Ion power tools use improved battery technology
which has only recently come on the market; Lithium batteries are superior to NiCd
batteries for lawn care tools as they are lightweight and don't accrue negative memory when charged improperly or too frequently.
Raymi deduced that if "...these guys have already been in business for four
years, that means Ecocut has already prevented 30,000 lbs. of
greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere, not to mention avoided
mass tune-up waste, old air filters, oil changes and spilled gasoline."
The business also uses all natural fertilizers and natural pesticides
when they do maintenance and they buy sod from a 'sustainable'
When you think about it, the service should be cheaper than the competition as there's no gasoline or two cycle oil to buy - that expensive fossil fuel is not required to power this equipment.