In the past, people have assumed diesel and petrol-operated machines were superior to their electric alternatives. Since the late 19th Century, people have been conditioned over the decades to see the combustion engine as the best mechanism to power any kind of machine—from aircraft to vehicles to motorised equipment.
But it’s now time to rethink this assumption because the performance capability of contemporary machines has evolved. Coupled with net zero emissions targets mandated across the globe, people now expect electric vehicles and machines to deliver a quality performance without emission generation. It’s time to challenge the myth that petrol or diesel-powered machines deliver the best performance and that green compromise means people must endure inconvenience and poorer performance options.
The era of green compromise is over. In energy terms, electric motors convert electricity to motion three times more efficiently than internal-combustion engines do with petrol. In most cases, electric motors perform much better than their combustion-powered equivalents. Electric motors experience:
We are at a time in history that is comparable to the turn of the last century, where cars were seen as the future and would replace the horse and cart. In the coming years, electric vehicle and equipment will replace their fossil-fuelled rivals. Don’t be left behind.
When talking about emissions reductions, climate scientists and energy experts examine the ‘business as usual’ scenario in which countries continue to burn oil, gas and coal with no reduction in their use. This scenario represents a worst-case setting for the planet. Policymakers often use this scenario as a baseline to compare alternative scenarios and when planning how to mitigate global warming.
Contrast this ‘business as usual’ approach with a transformational scenario where emissions are dramatically reduced as countries sign up for net-zero targets, and the resulting global warming is far more moderate.
By adopting new, green technology and climate-friendly behaviours into everyday activities, emissions are reduced. Small, incremental changes can add up to significant reductions in energy use, which in turn reduces carbon emissions. These small changes are often the lowest-cost tactics an organisation can use to reduce their emissions. It includes actions like:
EcoTeq 100% electric commercial mowers transform an organisation’s emissions output while offering the same features and performance options available on traditional diesel-powered models.
EcoTeq’s exceptional mowers deliver class-leading torque, battery life and durability across the range. This means an outdoor maintenance team can cover more ground and more terrain quicker than ever before and all with zero emissions.
EcoTeq’s machines are purpose-built from the ground up as a 100% electric vehicle. They are not converted from heavier petrol or diesel models. They are constructed with a corrosion-resistant, lightweight aircraft alloy, which means they require less power to move around, delivering faster speeds of up to 18.5 km per hour and longer run times. There is no need to compromise on performance when switching to a greener option.
The EcoTeq range features convenient cutting widths from a 52-inch to 60-inch deck to an expansive 74-inch deck.
The advanced Impulse Drive System (IDS)™ outputs the equivalent of a 37hp diesel engine, making it competitive with any conventionally fuelled mower in its class. These mowers deliver up to 8 hours or 30 acres of mowing on a single charge, making it the ideal choice for maintaining mid-sized public spaces.
With enormous savings on maintenance and fuel costs, transitioning to a fleet of 100% electric outdoor mowers makes sense. It’s an action an organisation can take that will help reduce their carbon footprint without compromising on performance.
Don’t be left with the horse and cart of the 21st Century. Plan your transition to an electric fleet today.