Mower manufactures have been trying to develop an electric rider that runs long enough to mow a large property. But the even the best has managed only 75 minutes so far. Recharge Mower is now promising three hours of run-time with its 2012 G2 mower model.
The G2 mower, which goes on sale next year, runs on a lithium-ion battery that delivers a charge long enough to mow more than two acres, according to the president of Driven by Solar, which makes the Recharge Mower line of electric gear.
Unlike NiCad or sealed lead-acid batteries used in most current tools and mowers, lithium-ion batteries have greater run times, more charge cycles and recharge faster.