Welsh council goes electric on grass cutting fleet

Conwy County Borough Council is replacing diesel-powered mowers with electric models, which are cost-effective and have zero carbon emissions

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Conwy County Borough Council in Wales will soon become ‘the first’ in the region to use an electric grass cutting fleet.

They already have two mowers which run entirely on electricity, which the local authority sources from 100% renewable energy sources. Unlike traditional diesel grass cutting fleet, the machines don’t have chains so need less maintenance.

The lawnmowers can operate for more than seven hours and bring economic benefits from the fuel savings.

Greg Robbins, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation, said: “They are environmentally friendly with zero carbon emissions.

“Not only are they better for the environment, they are also better for the operator and for local residents. There’s no exhaust fumes and they are so much quieter than diesel mowers, reducing noise pollution too.”

The council plans to replace all its diesel mowers with electric versions.