Going green is no longer a ‘nice to have’ option or even just a trend. Instead, being carbon neutral or reaching a net zero emission target by 2050 has been mandated by governments around the world, and the Australian government also has it on their radar. Many councils and businesses have pledged to reach net zero emissions much sooner than 2050, with some pledging to reach it by 2025.
It’s a common question and at a conceptual level quite simple. Net zero emissions occurs when an organisation has an equal balance between greenhouse gas emissions being put into the atmosphere and the greenhouse gas emissions being taken out of it.
We can reduce our emissions through a series of smaller actions like switching to renewable energy, having a fleet of electric vehicles and maintenance equipment or even by doing something like planting new trees.
Councils know that they are under intense public scrutiny to reduce their emissions and most councils on Australia are up for the challenge because the path towards net zero emissions target has long-term economic and social benefits for councils and their communities. Indeed, the City of Yarra and Brisbane City Council have already reached net zero emissions!
However, reducing emissions is not without its challenges. It takes time to roll out significant changes where logistics are complex, and stakeholders are many. However, through smart investment and the education of staff and residents, councils are making significant progress towards reaching their net zero emissions targets.
We all know that small actions can lead to big results. Something as simple as switching from a diesel or petrol-powered mower to a 100% electric powered EcoTeq zero emissions mower can impact the maintenance team’s carbon output, while still delivering an exceptional performance.
When it comes to green products, it’s easy to get excited about the possibilities for the future, however that exciting future has actually arrived right now, with EcoTeq’s new range of 100% electric commercial mowers! With advances in green technology, it’s now possible for councils and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint without having to compromise on performance and productivity.
One of the barriers to adoption is the perception around performance. It’s understandable that operators of equipment will have fears about equipment performance and safety when switching to an electric mower, for example.
However, the days of compromise are over, with EcoTeq’s range of 100% electric commercial mowers providing no compromise on performance, safety or environmental impact. For example, with powerful torque, quiet operations, outstanding run times and zero emissions, EcoTeq’s Evo electric commercial mower can cover up to 30 acres of mowing on a single charge.
Perfected North America, EcoTeq’s 100% electric commercial mowers are helping councils and businesses reach their ambitious net zero emissions targets. These mowers are part of the green revolution that enables the switch to zero emissions equipment without having to compromise on quality. They’re getting the best of all worlds in a high-performance, high-efficiency mower that’s great for the community, their bottom line, and the planet.