- Nov 25, 2012
It's indirect stimulus for the electric sellersHave you ever owned battery powered tools? The batteries might last a few years...or not, but they're not forever.
When we lived in CA, you could "trade in" any gasoline mower + (IIRC) $200 and get a brand new electric push mower.
They ran that deal a couple of times per year...and never had a problem selling out...then, you'd see the "BNIB Electric Mower" pop up on Craigslist in a week.
The populace not being handy contribute plenty to carbon penalty. Gas powered are a problem because they became bricks far too soon moreso than the emissions; the ethanol in fuel sure contributes to that. Carb gunking, water in the tank, rusting body. Mower might be only 3 years old and it's landing on the free or discount section of craigslist if the person actually is aware of that.
Electrics last longer but the brushes are the eventual sure failure point and in the pre-Youtube age, would brick them rather than open them up. Or at least have to take them to a B&D shop.