These Electric Mowers and Outdoor Power Tools Will Help You Fight Rising Gas Prices

Gas prices are crazy. If you think it's time to give up on your gas-powered lawn tools, here's some great electric alternatives from Ego, Black + Decker and more.

Suffering from sticker shock at the gas station these days? We feel your pain — and so do the shopping gurus at our sister site Essentials. They've put together a buying guide to electric lawnmowers and outdoor power tools that'll get the job done without requiring you to add one more drop of gas to your already stretched budget. 

Many of the featured items, from familiar brand names including Snapper and Black + Decker, are cordless, and run on rechargeable batteries. Everything found in the guide has been vouched for via hundreds, if not thousands, of customer reviews, on Amazon and Walmart, and is available for purchase today via those retailers. Read on for the recommendations! 

As noted in a recent report on the lawn-and-garden equipment industry, electric mowers are lighter, quieter and, thanks to the frequently used push-button design, easier to start than their gas-fueled counterparts. Another really great benefit of going electric: Because these mowers and other electric yard tools don't use gas, you're not inhaling carcinogenic exhaust fumes while using them, and you won't smell like gas after you're done.

And, as more laws are introduced to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn tools, big, traditional names like Snapper and Black + Decker now stand in the green space alongside eco-focused brands such as Greenworks and Ego.  Many of these mowers include batteries and chargers that are compatible with other power tools, as well.

Below are some of the top-rated and best-selling electric lawnmowers and outdoor power tools that you can buy today at AmazonWalmart, and other retailers.

Greenworks 42" CrossoverZ zero-turn, ride-on mower (60 V)

Greenworks 42
(Photo: Tractor Supply Co)

If you're serious about going green, swap out your gas-powered, ride-on lawnmower with a powerful new electric model. The Greenworks 42" CrossoverZ ride-on lawn mower features zero-turn controls, dual LED headlights, a premium padded seat with arm rests, USB charging ports and even a cupholder. It's designed to mow up to 2 acres with slight rolling hills (up to 15 degrees), with a top speed of 8 MPH and a 200-pound hauling capacity.

This mower includes six 60 V batteries and three turbo battery chargers that can fast charge all the batteries in 90 minutes.

Greenworks 42" CrossoverZ zero-turn, ride-on mower (60 V), $5,000 

5,000 at Tractor Supply Co.

Don't need the lawn-cutting precision of zero-turn controls? You can save $1,000 by going with Greenworks' 42" CrossoverT, a ride-on lawnmower with steering-wheel controls.

Greenworks 42" CrossoverT ride-on mower (60 V), $4,000

4,000 at Tractor Supply Co.

Greenworks 17" brushless cordless lawn mower (48 V), with 24 V brushless drill

Greenworks 17
(Photo: Greenworks via Amazon)

This cordless, battery-powered mower with push-button start and six adjustable cutting heights runs on two 24-volt, lithium-ion, rechargeable batteries. Add it up, and that's 48 volts worth of grass-cutting mojo. Either battery can be swapped into the cordless drill that, along with a dual-port charger, helps complete this package from Greenworks.

On Amazon, this set boasts nearly 5,000 customer reviews – and a rating of four-and-a-half stars (out of five).

Greenworks 48 V 17" brushless cordless lawn mower and 24 V brushless drill, $359

359 at Amazon

Sun Joe MJ401C 14" cordless lawn mower (28 V)

Sun Joe electric lawnmowers are becoming more popular with rising gas prices
(Photo: Sun Joe via Walmart)

Rated four stars (out of five) by Walmart shoppers, the Sun Joe MJ401C is a relative deal on the electric-mower scene. And, at last look, it's also a legit deal, having been marked down at Walmart by more than $50, from $180 to $129.

The cordless, key-ignited, Sun Joe model runs on a single, rechargeable, 28-volt, lithium-ion battery. The manufacturer says the mower is best suited for small to medium lawns; at the same time, it says it can mow 10,000 square feet of grass on a single battery charge. 

On Amazon, the pro version, which comes with a rear-discharge chute, is also available; it's listed at $206

Sun Joe MJ401C 28 V, 14" Cordless Lawn Mower, $129 (reduced from $180) 

129 at Walmart129 at Amazon

Snapper XD Max cordless electric 19" lawn mower (82 V)

Snapper XD Max cordless electric 19
(Photo: Snapper via Amazon)

Veteran lawn-mower maker Snapper makes the green scene with the steely, 82-volt Snapper XD Max electric mower. It features a push-button start, and seven adjustable cutting heights. And, yes, it literally boasts a mowing deck made of steel. 

This cordless Snapper XD Max is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 82-volt, lithium-ion, rechargeable battery that's capable of delivering up to 45 minutes of lawn-taming action on a full charge. (The mower kit actually comes with two Briggs & Stratton batteries, plus a rapid charger.) 

On Amazon, the package is rated four-plus stars on the strength of more than 1,000 user reviews.

Snapper XD 82 V MAX cordless electric 19" push lawn mower, $400

400 at Amazon

Black + Decker 15" electric corded lawn mower with bike handle (20 V)

Black + Decker 15
(Photo: Black + Decker via Amazon)

On Amazon, five-star reviews from verified buyers rave about how this Black + Decker electric mower is lightweight and easy to use. 

Unlike the other electric mowers featured here, this one isn't cordless. Once plugged in (with the help of a polarized extension cord that you provide), the mower starts with the push of a button. 

The mower can be set to trim grass to three different lengths, and comes complete with one collection bag. 

Black + Decker 15" electric lawn mower with bike handle (20 V), Corded, $129

129 at Amazon122 at Walmart

Ego 21" cordless self-propelled lawn mower 

Ego 21
(Photo: Ego via Walmart)

On the Walmart site, this cordless Ego Self-Propelled electric mower boasts more than 10,000 customer reviews – and a rating of four-and-a-half-stars. Satisfied verified buyers praise the machine for being "light but impactful," quiet and a breeze to use (right down to the collection bag that's said to be easy to put on, and easy to take off). The LED headlights win shout-outs, too. The mower also features six adjustable cutting heights, and a push-button start.   

This Ego model runs on a 56-volt ARC lithium-ion battery that's included. Once fully charged, the battery's said to provide up to 60 minutes of mowing power.

Ego 21" cordless self-propelled lawn mower (LM2102SP), $599

599 at Walmart

Black + Decker Max 10" cordless chainsaw (20 V)

Black + Decker Max 10
(Photo: Black + Decker via Amazon)

You can get a deal on Amazon right now on this cordless, electric chainsaw from Black + Decker. The 20-volt kit, which includes the 20-volt battery and charger, is marked down from $139 to $123. When fully charged, the power tool – and its 10-inch blade – can deliver up to five hours of cutting action.

Black + Decker Max 10" cordless chainsaw (20 V), $123 (reduced from $139)

123 at Amazon

Sun Joe SPX3000 electric pressure washer

Sun Joe SPX3000 electric pressure washer
(Photo: Sun Joe via Amazon)

Clean your patio or car with this electric-powered pressure washer from Sun Joe that delivers up to 2,030 pounds per square inch (or, PSI) of water pressure. It comes with a 34-inch extension spray wand (for hard-to-reach, hard-to-clean areas), and a 20-foot hose. And, while, nope, it isn't cordless, a 35-foot power cord is included. You can currently get a deal on the Sun Joe SPX3000 from Walmart, where the pressure washer is marked down more than 25%, to $151. 

Sun Joe SPX3000 electric pressure washer, 1.76 GPM max, $151 (reduced from $205)

151 at Walmart169 at Amazon

DeWalt 20 V Max blower kit

DeWalt Max 20-volt blower kit
(Photo: DeWalt via Amazon)

If you think electric outdoor power tools are wimpy, then this three-speed, DeWalt blower is here to convince you otherwise. It delivers up to 135 mph of air speed, and, though lightweight, is billed as being worthy of use on job sites. The kit comes complete with a 20-volt, lithium-ion battery and charger. 

"This thing is amazing," begins one five-star review from a verified customer on Amazon. "I laughed when I pulled it out of the box because it is tiny and thought it would only be good for the garage and front porch. But I use it every day to blow pine needles off a [75-foot] long driveway!"

DeWalt 20 V MAX blower kit (DCE100M1), $216

216 at Amazon

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