U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Clean Cities Publishes Guide to Alternative Fuel Lawn Equipment
December 13, 2011
A single commercial mower can use as much gasoline or diesel fuel each year as a commercial work truck does. Fortunately, petroleum-based fuels aren’t the only options when it comes to powering commercial lawn equipment. And the newly published Clean Cities Guide to Alternative Fuel Commercial Lawn Equipment can help your fleet explore the possibilities.
Several manufacturers offer mowers that run on propane, compressed natural gas, electricity, or biodiesel. By switching to one of these alternative fuels, landscaping and turf management operations can reduce fuel costs, lower emissions, and avoid operational restrictions during ozone alerts. This new publication from Clean Cities features a list of available models, backgrounds on alternative fuels, and important considerations for fleet managers. Download an electronic copy from the Clean Cities Publications page.