Might we see more electric-powered lawn mowers in the near future?
"It’s a great trend. We’ll see the adoption curve rapidly escalate … It’s simplicity of use with the machine," John Deere's mass channel business manager Sean Sundberg predicted.
For the average consumer who may be mowing half an acre, Sundberg said he's optimistic the machine will be reliable.
"You plug it in, you go take care of your business … just like you normally would with a fuel-option machine. So it’ll be very similar in operation and I think the performance will be there as well," he said.
There’s already been a greater transition in the home improvement space to battery-powered machines, including walk-behind mowers and hand-held tools. A handful of brands such as EGO, Skil and Kobalt have released electric products like leaf blowers, weed whackers and power saws.