Mean Green Products, a manufacturer of commercial electric mowers, recently announced that it was awarded a contract and is now part of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Exchange Program. Unlike most residential programs for small household electric mowers, commercial gardeners and landscapers, school districts, colleges, local government agencies and non-profit agencies are now eligible for this program.
Participants must scrap one equivalent operable gasoline- or diesel-powered mower. The SCAQMD has $2.5 million in incentive funds for this program. Participants can receive a discount of up to 50 percent off the commercial electric equipment standard pricing, which immediately makes them less expensive than most traditional internal combustion engine mowers. With zero emissions, low noise, low maintenance and zero fuel to purchase, new owners can help save the environment and save up to $30,000 in operating costs over the service life of the mowers compared to traditional gas mowers.
“We’re proud to be a partner with the SCAQMD to implement our latest zero-emission mowers to the Los Angeles basin,” said Joe Conrad, president of Mean Green. “Our all-electric zero-turn mowers with all-day runtimes have been mowing city parks, universities, resorts and homes around the country for years. With recent California Air Resources Board (CARB) findings that outdoor power equipment air emissions will exceed all automobile emissions in California during 2019, it is exciting to have been chosen to help greatly reduce air pollution in this area and help the SCAQMD reach air emission goals.”
“We have designed our commercial electric mowers to withstand all the punishment typically seen on commercial equipment,” touted Matt Conrad, vice president of engineering. “Our patented zero-turn mowers now have power that exceeds most traditional commercial mowers and the lithium battery capacity to get contractors through an entire day of mowing.”
This program is funded through the SCAQMD’s Air Quality Investment Program and the Environmental Protection Agency Targeted Air Shed Grant. The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County, and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
For more information, please visit www.aqmd.gov/lawngarden.