For years, Information Technology (IT) professional and robotics enthusiast Brian Lederer has said that electric vehicles are set to take over. Now, more and more states seem to agree as proposed policies echo Lederer’s perspective.
As the concern surrounding emissions continues to grow, Electric Vehicles (EV) continue to rise in popularity. And yet, gas-powered lawn mowers continue to dominate front lawns across the country. According to the California Air Resources Board, using a gas-powered lawn mower for just one hour produces the same amount of emissions as a car driving four hours straight. Brian Lederer is not alone in realizing that this information is startling. But what can we do about it? Right now, more and more states are considering total bans on gas-powered lawn mowers within the next ten years. While these devices are still manufactured and sold today, it’s safe to assume that down the line, all mowers will need to be replaced by electric counterparts.
Brian Lederer has previously discussed the largely untapped market of lawn care robots. Of course, all of these robotic devices are electric-powered and, therefore, would make for the perfect alternatives to gas-powered lawn care equipment. In Rhode Island, Bill H5549 would require a total ban on the use of gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers by 2028. Although it looks unlikely that the Bill will make its way through, landscaping companies are already juggling potential backup plans. Lederer looks forward to expanding on the many electric-powered, robotic options available