Go Green for National Lawn Care Month! The Environmental Benefits of TurfBot’s Battery-Powered Mowers

Apr 12, 2023

Go Green for National Lawn Care Month!

The Environmental Benefits of TurfBot’s Battery-Powered Mowers

April is National Lawn Care Month, and there’s never been a better time to make the switch to eco-friendly lawn maintenance! TurfBot robotic lawn mowers can make your life easier with safe, reliable daily mowing, but did you know they’re also battery-powered and emissions-free? That means you can reduce your carbon footprint, all while cutting out a troublesome chore and keeping your lawn neat and beautiful, trimmed to the perfect height every time.

What Is A TurfBot Mower?

A TurfBot robotic lawn mower is an autonomous, battery-powered robot that cuts grass on its own, using smart technology and a mobile app. With an affordable monthly subscription, our robot will maintain your lawn meticulously, day in and day out, through regular mowing (both scheduled and on demand). These mowers are battery-powered, emissions-free, and completely safe thanks to high-level sensors. 

How Much Energy Does A TurfBot Mower Use?

On an average-sized lawn with a mowing schedule set to medium frequency, our robotic mowers use about 11 kWh per month. That’s less than a lot of standard household appliances. Depending on the size of your household and other factors, a computer might use 27.4 kWh per month, an electric blanket might use 31.5 kWh, a microwave oven might use 16.5 kWh, and a bug zapper and ceiling fan might use 12 kWh each (Cornhuskers Public Power District). So even though your battery-powered mower is running every day, it’s using energy efficiently and helping you keep your electricity bill down.

What about Emissions?

TurfBot’s battery-powered autonomous mowers do not use gasoline, and that means they produce zero emissions, unlike traditional gas-powered mowers that have to expel toxic, harmful pollution into the air as a result of using fossil fuels. By cutting down on emissions, we can do our part to help reduce the negative effects of greenhouse gasses on climate change, including extreme weather, wildfires, droughts, and disruptions to our food supply (Inspire Clean Energy).

What’s So Bad About Gas-Powered Mowers?

Whereas a TurfBot battery-powered power produces zero emissions, a traditional gas-powered mower has some insidious effects on the environment. Data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment accounts for 43% of emissions of volatile organic compounds (AKA pollutants in the form of vapors) and around 50% of emissions of fine particulate matter (AKA pollutants in the form of very tiny solid particles or water droplets). That’s a huge portion of annual emissions coming from lawn maintenance alone.


And it’s not just emissions. Gas can also spill or leak, further polluting our environment. EPA data shows that Americans use 800 million gallons of gasoline fueling gas-powered mowers annually, spilling about 17 million gallons of gasoline in the process. That’s 17 million gallons of gasoline that are introduced into our water, soil, and general environment every year, just from gas-powered lawn care equipment.


In fact, traditional gas-powered mowers are so inefficient that a mower with a four stroke engine operating for just one hour can have the same harmful effects as a vehicle traveling 500 miles (Princeton Student Climate Initiative). That’s why switching to one of our battery-powered TurfBot mowers can have the same environmental impact of replacing two gas-powered family vehicles with electric vehicles! It’s a simple way to make a big difference.



Ready to start saving the environment, one mow at a time? Find a TurfBot location near you and request a free quote today!

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