Electric lawnmowers have come a long way since I first used one over 30 years ago. As a teenager I used an old Black & Decker corded model which was still pretty convenient compared to gas mowers. I remember how much nicer the unit was to operate and I didn’t smell like gas when I was finished. The mower had a mulching feature and I didn’t need to use a bag, I never had to stop to refill the gas tank, starting the unit was done with a push button and the unit was very quiet.
Today’s units use lithium batteries and don’t require a cord. For limited time South Coast Air Quality Management District is hosting an electric lawnmower exchange program. Through the program you’ll be able to trade in your working gas mower and get a huge discount on a battery-operated unit. They have several models to choose from and retail prices range from $330-$600. Your price through the exchange will be $100-$250. The exchange will take place in several different venues on several different dates