HOME Depot is committed to increasing sales of electric lawn equipment.
The home improvement giant plans to limit sales of gas-powered tools to become more sustainable.
“The Home Depot expects that by the end of fiscal year 2028, more than 85% of sales of electric outdoor equipment in the United States and Canada, particularly lawn mowers and walk-behind outdoor equipment such as leaf blowers and trimmers, will be powered by rechargeable battery technology “they wrote in a statement.
“This transition will reduce over 2,000,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually from the tailpipes of residential lawn equipment.”
Home Depot cares about sustainability and believes that the products they sell have the greatest impact on their environmental footprint.
According to their press release, Home Depot says gas-powered lawn equipment is devastating to the environment.
Using a gas-powered lawnmower for one hour produces as much air pollution as driving 300 miles by car.
Using a gas leaf blower for one hour creates as much air pollution as driving 1,100 miles.
“By innovating home lawn equipment that eliminates the need for gas-powered internal combustion engines, we can help make our neighborhoods cleaner and quieter,” said Ron Jarvis, Chief Sustainability Officer of The Home Depot.
“By working with our suppliers to bring innovative and sustainable products to every aisle of our store, we can help our customers create more sustainable homes and workplaces.”
Many outdoor gear brands are working on switching to electric power to create a safer and quieter product, such as Home Depot.
They are working on increasing the power output of their batteries to close the gap between electric and gas tools.
To achieve this, Home Depot wants to “expand its leadership in battery technology” to other leading tool brands.
In addition to Home Depot, brands like Milwaukee and Ryobi are committed to developing rechargeable tools that deliver the performance customers have come to expect from gas-powered tools.