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Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mowers for 2023

As we once again approach the mowing season, OPE Reviews wants to offer its recommendations for the best battery-powered lawn mowers in 2023. These mowers have really improved to the point where they work great on large lawns. Of course, anyone with a smaller lawn can also benefit. No matter what your intended use for a battery-powered lawnmower might be, our Pros give their thoughts and tell you which ones they love to use.

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Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower – What We Look For

Power to Cut Grass

With brushless motors, testing lawnmower power becomes more challenging. This is due to the ability of these motors to adjust power to meet the load on the cutting blade. To get a sense of real-world power, we cut an overgrown section of grass to around 4-inches and then see how short we can cut it.

The best battery-powered lawn mowers can cut these curated sections of grass at the lowest cutting positions without stalling out. It really lets us know how much working power the mower has.

Runtime and Cutting Area

Determining runtime on a battery-powered lawn mower combines several different metrics. We need to understand how much area we can cut on a single charge. To do this, we prepare our lawn by cutting it to a standard height. Then, we see how long we can mow on one battery charge as we cut it down to 3 inches.

Once we know that, we calculate the maximum area you should be able to mow without having to stop and change or recharge the batteries.

Quality of Cut

We test three basic things to determine the cut quality of each battery-powered mower. We look at the evenness of the cut, bagging efficiency, and the mower’s mulching efficiency.

To gauge evenness, we look for blades that stick out along a cut line. We also observe areas that may have been cut shorter than intended.

Measuring bagging efficiency looks at how much grass the mower leaves behind compared to how much it collects in the bag. Run three mowers over a similar section of grass, and the bags will likely tell very different stories as to how much grass gets collected.

Mulching efficiency takes in consideration the size of the grass clippings dropped by the mower as it makes a pass. It also looks to see if the lawnmower leaves behind any clumping or trailing along the path.

Noise Level

To understand how much noise each battery-powered lawn mower makes, we use an SPL meter set to slow response, A-weighted. In an open area, we measure the recorded decibels taken from a 5-foot, 8-inch operator’s ear.

Build Quality

We consider the quality of the battery-powered lawn mower by looking at the materials used. We also observe how well the mower is put together and how each major component physically functions. We’re looking for solid parts that will last well beyond the warranty period, rigid construction, and ample protection for any electrical components including the battery pack(s).

Mowing on Hills and Slopes

In Florida, we don’t encounter many slopes, but we do have access to some hilly terrain. We also encounter many lakes—most of which have sloped sides. And, of course, nearly every property out in the county has proximity to drainage ditches. We check both push mowers and self-propelled models to check how well they maintain traction when mowing uphill, downhill, and side-to-side along a pitch.


In addition to any standout features, here’s a list of the standard items we look for:

  • Brushless motor
  • Drive type and function
  • Deck size and material
  • Height range and adjustment
  • Handle positions
  • Rear/side discharge and bagging options
  • Battery ports and functionality

Price and Value

Our professional reviewers really appreciate value. To us, value means more than just the price of a product. It combines what you pay against what you get. A more expensive product may present the best battery-powered lawn mower value if it performs far better than the budget brands.

Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Buying Guide

As you’re deciding on the best battery lawn mower for you in 2023, consider how far these outdoor tools have come. Today’s battery-powered lawn mowers provide longer run-time, better cutting performance, and vastly improved features and ergonomics over the first models we started seeing back in 2014.

What’s Your Budget?

While you can buy a battery lawn mower for under 300, plan to spend at least 500 if you want something that comes from a reputable manufacturer and has features like a self-propelled mechanism. If you want premium features, expect that price to hit or exceed 700 (and Pro models can go even higher).

Looking back at gas lawnmowers, this may give you pause. After all, you can typically find a gas mower for a lot less money. You might even get something that has more power and additional features. The best battery-powered lawn mowers are more about what you don’t get: Noise, emissions, and yearly winterization hassles and costs.

Are Battery Riding Mowers Viable?

Several zero-turn and riding mowers exist in both the consumer and professional markets. Professional landscaping crews have options such as the Greenworks Lithium Z zero turn (they also have a battery-powered UTV). You can also look got brands like Green Machine.

Homeowners have many more choices. Brands like EGO, Ryobi, Greenworks, Cub Cadet, and others crowd the field—giving you lots of great choices. That wasn’t the case just several years ago.

We’ve reviewed many of these battery-powered zero-turn mowers. The downside comes in the form of potential increased up-front costs compared to similar gas ZTs. A second potential issue comes with charge times. One of the fastest charge times to date comes from Greenworks. Their ZTs use external dual battery chargers to top off batteries in just 90 minutes. For many other ZTs you might have to wait several hours to recharge all of the packs. That’s far longer than refilling a gas zero-turn lawn mower!

A third factor to consider involves longevity. Battery-powered zero-turn mowers are fairly new-to-market. That means we don’t yet fully understand the long-term maintenance or repair issues and required to keep these tools running for extended periods of time. Users of gas-powered ZTs can keep their tools running for 10 years or more with regular maintenance. With a fully-electric power plant, we simply don’t know what kind of service life to expect—even with proper maintenance routines.

Residential or Commercial Quality?

On the surface, there’s not a huge difference between commercial-quality and residential-quality walk-behind battery lawn mowers.

High-end battery-powered mowers match or exceed the power of comparable gas-powered mowers. The Milwaukee M18 FUEL lawn mower notably demonstrated more power than a popular commercial gas mower in recent testing. The EGO Select Cut XP —technically a residential model—also bests many gas models in our testing.

Commercial battery mowers add designs and features that meet the needs of professional landscapers. Steel and aluminum decks come to mind as do more rigid methods of adjusting deck height. Pros also demand the best cut quality and excellent bagging performance. Lastly, mowers designed for landscaping professionals must be ready to operate for longer periods of time—and for multiple days of the week.

Brands such as STIHL, Makita, and Husqvarna—to name a few—rely on their dealer networks rather than big box stores. You get additional support during and after the sale that you won’t find at other retailers.

Battery-powered riding mowers are a completely different ballgame. With those, you’ll find a much greater difference in Pro-vs-residential design and performance, along with a massive gap in cost.

Self-Propelled or Push Mower?

Self-propelled drives don’t subtract much from overall runtime. If you can afford this feature, we recommend getting it. Rather than simply on or off controls, look for variable speed that lets you dial in a top speed and then vary your pace within that range. EGO, Milwaukee Tool, Ryobi, and others offer this feature. You may also want to try out the controls in the store or dealership before buying it. We can typically get a good feel for the ergonomics of a mower after playing with it for a few minutes.

Look for a mower that disengages its drive easily when you want to pull the mower back. Some systems have a hard time disengaging the self-propelled motor. These mowers require you to drag the drive wheels rather than letting them roll.

Classic push mowers also have their place—especially if you’re on a budget. These mowers typically drop 100 off the price of a comparable self-propelled mower, and they cut just as well and with slightly higher runtime.

Bag, Mulch, or Side Discharge?

No matter if you tend to mulch or bag, we recommend getting a mower that has all three modes (including side discharge). There are times when you can use each throughout the year to your advantage.

The Ryobi AWD mower has an interesting integrated lever/gate system for switching between bagging and mulching modes. We love not having to remember where we placed the mulching plug! Nearly all push mowers include a bagging option—so figuring out rear or side discharge remains about the only decision here.

Deck and Blade Size

All of the best battery-powered lawn mowers use 21-inch blades for the most part. A couple have 20-inch blades and some vary in how they take that measurement. We appreciate brands that list the actual blade diameter (like Makita) as opposed to simply stating the deck diameter. The latter has no bearing on the cutting swatch.

Smaller push mowers work really well for tiny lawns or gardens. We know a gentleman who preferred a small 16-inch mower because he had to carry it up and down the stairs to mow his tiny backyard!

For those looking for a larger deck, both Greenworks Commercial and Greenworks Pro 60V have 25-inch mowers. Ryobi also just released a 30-inch riding mower that fits through gates—even with a bagger installed! Residential battery-powered riding mowers currently go up to 54 inches or larger while you can find commercial models with up to 74-inch decks.

Larger deck sizes really help when mowing lawns larger than 1/3-acre in size. When mowing a lawn less than that, standard 20- or 21-inch decks work really well.

Deck Height Adjustment and Cutting Height Range

Most consumers set their height once and leave it alone after that. Single-point height adjustments make it easy to adjust your cutting height. It’s certainly easier than adjusting each wheel manually.

Pros typically prefer 2 or 4-point adjustments. What they really want are stiff decks that don’t rock while you cut so that you get an even cut across any lawn. A 4-point height adjustment system offers the most rigid solution. This one is really about preference.

The majority of battery-powered lawnmowers have all the height range you need to cover a wide variety of grass species. If you prefer to cut at heights over 3-1/2 inches or under 2 inches, just double-check that the mower you’re looking at has that option.

Multiple Battery Ports

When mowing lawns over 1/3 of an acre, you may benefit from multiple battery ports. We typically see three ways lawnmowers utilize these ports:

  • The second storage port acts as a battery holder
  • An active second port includes a manual switch for engaging the second battery
  • Two active battery ports include automatic switching where you can use either port while mowing

Automatic switching seems to be common—and certainly the most convenient. You find this option on the higher-priced mowers. While we prefer that over manually switching or swapping batteries, it does save you from having to return to the garage, shed, or trailer to get another battery.

Why Buy a Battery-Powered Lawn Mower?

The best battery-powered lawn mower for you should get your lawn cut on one charge. No matter which model that is, they all share some common characteristics. There are no gas emissions and no gas engine to maintain. You still need to clean it off when you’re done, but the maintenance is much easier and takes less time.

They’re also quieter. The early bird gets the worm and if you want to start mowing at 7:00 on Saturday morning, your neighbors can probably sleep through it. of a night owl? Many battery-powered mowers have headlights, and you’re unlikely to disturb your neighbor’s Lord of the Rings marathon at 10:00 PM.

Those are some of the more obvious reasons, but one of our favorites is the ability to put the battery in and mow. There’s no cranking, no choke, and no fuel cut-off valve. As long as you have enough batteries to get the entire lawn cut, it’s an easier system to work with than gas.

Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Overall

Pro Pick: Milwaukee M18 Fuel 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

The Milwaukee lawn mower simply prioritizes power above all. With a full 10 ft-lbs of torque (roughly exceeding a 200cc gas engine), the M18 Fuel self-propelled lawn mower can start up while nearly buried in grass. It is the strongest battery-powered walk-behind we’ve had our hands on for testing to date. It runs off a pair of 12.0Ah batteries, running as much as 60 minutes in light conditions. We clocked over 40 minutes when doing some major grass-cutting (removing 4 – 6 inches of growth).

With that said, the mower doesn’t come without some glitches. The drive bar introduces some thumb fatigue, for example. In the end, we found we could adjust our natural grip to overcome most of the strain when mowing for extended periods of time.

Milwaukee Tool designed this mower to handle professional use while offering the convenience of single-point height adjustments and vertical storage.

Price: 999 for the kit with two 12.0Ah batteries and a dual-port Rapid charger

Residential Pick: EGO 56V Select Cut XP 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

The EGO Select Cut XP Mower built upon the original EGO Select Cut mower—an instant favorite of ours with its stacked-blade system and solid performance level to go with its excellent cut quality. EGO stepped it up with the release of the Select Cut XP, taking everything we already loved and stepping up the torque to 8.3 ft-lbs. It can still use some help on the side/rear discharge, but if you bag or mulch like most people, it’s tough to find a better mower to maintain your lawn.

Price: 549 bare, 799 with a 10.0Ah battery and Rapid charger

Best Self-Propelled Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

As self-propelled models, our recommendations from Milwaukee and EGO top the charts in this category, too. Here are two more outstanding options for you.

Pro Pick: Makita ConnectX 21-inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

One of the biggest challenges with any battery-powered lawn mower is runtime. Makita put that problem squarely in its crosshairs and developed the ConnectX system. Unlike other designs, the 1200Wh power supply attaches directly to the top of the mower, offering more than 3x the capacity of most cordless mowers and running up to 3 hours continuously.

Similar to the 18V X2 (36V) XML08, the mower tops out at 2800 RPM with a 2300 RPM Quiet Mode and has a true 21-inch steel deck.

Price: 999.00 bare, ~1399.00 power supply (2348.00 for both)

Residential Pick: Ryobi 40V HP Brushless CrossCut 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Ryobi crushed it with the development of the 40V HP Brushless CrossCut self-propelled lawn mower, making huge strides over its previous generation of mowers. Matching up very well against EGO’s Select Cut XP, it’s a stacked blade design that offers excellent power and cut quality. Where it has a clear advantage over its competitors is on the side discharge. This mower distributes clippings far better than other battery-powered lawn mowers we’ve tested. Plus, Ryobi builds this mower in the US using global materials, and the kit is typically priced less than the EGO Select Cut XP mower.

Price: 749 with two 6.0Ah batteries and a Rapid charger

Best Battery-Powered Commercial Lawn Mower

Milwaukee and Makita both earned our recommendations as the top overall battery-powered lawn mowers on the commercial side. Greenworks Commercial is another brand worth considering thanks to improvements in its 25-inch model heading into the year.

Greenworks Commercial 82V 25-inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

The big deal for Greenworks Commercial is an improvement in power. The 25-inch mower now has the performance equivalent to a 160cc gas engine. Aside from that and a change in the color scheme, it’s still very similar to the previous version with side-by-side blades that overlap to cover a larger area without losing a ton of battery efficiency.

The entire Greenworks Commercial line got an overhaul coming into this year with tools that are lighter and higher performing, making it one of the emerging systems to keep an eye on as more areas of the country shift to battery power.

Price: Starts at 714.99 bare

Best Cordless Push Lawn Mower

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless CrossCut 21-Inch Push Lawn Mower

If you don’t want a self-propelled drive system, or you’re looking to save a little money, you can get a quality push mower with similar performance and features to the top models we already mentioned. Of those options, Ryobi’s CrossCut is our pick as the best battery-powered push mower. Essentially, it just removes the drive system and keeps the performance, cut quality, and other features, along with its US-built designation.

Price: 599.00 with a 7.5Ah battery and Rapid charger

Best Cordless Mower for Small Lawns

Skil PWRCore 20 18-inch Lawn Mower

The joy of a small lawn is that it doesn’t take long to cut and you can go with a smaller mower that takes up less space. A 17 or 18-inch deck is great for that kind of lawn. The good news is, you don’t have to sacrifice all the features of larger mowers to get.

Our top pick is the Skil PWRCore 20 18-inch lawn mower. It has the benefits of a brushless motor, folds up for vertical storage, and its 20V batteries are compatible with Skil’s entire line of PWRCore 20 lawn and power tools.

Price: 299 with two 4.0Ah batteries and a dual-port charger.

Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower for Large Lawns

Greenworks Pro 60V 25-inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

In our testing, the Greenworks Commercial 25-inch mower earned our pick as the best battery-powered lawn mower for large lawns. Currently, no one else comes close to its 25-inch cutting width in a walk-behind. With the pair of 4.0Ah batteries in the kit, we were able to cut for over an hour, easily covering a 1/2-acre. With a 599.00 price tag when you buy direct from Greenworks, it’s an excellent value, too!

Once you get close to 3/4 of an acre, you might want to consider a battery-powered riding mower.

Best Battery-Powered Riding Lawn Mower

Residential: EGO 52-Inch Residential ZT Mower (ZT4204L)

The EGO Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower shook up what you can expect from a battery-powered riding mower in 2021. This year, they’re stepping it up a level with a 52-inch fabricated deck and power equivalent to a 25HP gas engine. It keeps the comfort and refined controls of the original model, making the “Tesla of ZTs” even better.

Price: 6999 with six 12.0Ah batteries and an onboard charger.

Commercial: Mean Green 74-inch EVO Zero Turn Mower

Mean Green is pushing the envelope further with a 74-inch deck on its flagship EVO ZTR. It delivers an impressive cutting width and day-long 8-hour max runtime. Combined with a 13 MPH top speed and 37 HP equivalent power, this is the battery-powered riding mower to get when you have a lot of property to cut.

There are a lot of accessories to choose from—including a solar canopy! Mean Green certainly lets you customize the mower to suit your particular commercial needs.

All of this innovation comes at a cost, though. You’re looking at a minimum of 28,500 to get in and closing in on 35,000 if you want the most runtime. That’s before you add accessories.

Price: 28,500 (22kWh) – 34,499 (35kWh)

Best Budget Cordless Lawn Mower

EGO 56V 21-inch Self-Propelled Mower LM2102SP

If you’re shopping with a sub-400 budget, you don’t have access to the top-tier mowers, but you’re still in a range that has quality options. You can find budget self-propelled models in this price range, but we suggest stepping up in overall quality with the EGO LM2101 push mower.

It has a 5.0Ah battery that can run up to 45 minutes and covers a 1/4-acre lot well. You get single-point height adjustments, 3-in-1 discharge options, and vertical storage with a better build than most mowers in the same price range. When it comes to getting the best value battery-powered lawn mower, this is it.

Price: 399 with 5.0Ah battery and charger

Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower: Options From Brands We Trust

Best DeWALT Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

DeWALT made some big improvements from its first-generation 2 x 20V self-propelled mower to the second. The DeWALT DCMWSP244 has far better runtime, low noise levels (even for cordless), and the build is sturdy. There are still some quirks in this one, though, and it’s not for everyone.

Price: 599 with two 10.0Ah batteries and charger.

Best Greenworks Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

If you like the design of the Greenworks 60V 25-inch mower, but don’t have a ton of lawn to maintain or want a smaller storage footprint, check out the Greenworks 60V 21-inch self-propelled mower. It’s effectively the same foundation and uses a single blade.

Price: 749.99 with two 4.0Ah batteries and a dual-port Rapid charger

Best Echo Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

Echo phased out its 58V battery lineup in favor of a completely new 56V eForce line (sorry, the old batteries are not compatible with the new tools) and that includes the revised Echo DLM-2100 lawn mower. This 21-inch self-propelled mower includes a 5.0Ah battery and charger in the kit.

Best EGO Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

For all the reasons we mentioned above and more, the EGO Select Cut XP is our pick for the best EGO battery-powered lawn mower.

Price: 549 bare, 849 with a 10.0Ah battery and Rapid charger

Best HART Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

HART stepped up big-time in the lawn and garden department this year with several new mowers to choose from. Our favorite is the HART 40V brushless 21-inch self-propelled mower (HLPM061US) for several reasons. It’s stronger and runs longer thanks to the pair of 6.0Ah batteries in the kit. It has a full 3-in-1 mulching/bagging/side discharge design, stores vertically, and has a beefier build than previous HART models. To top it all off, this one is made in the USA using global materials.

Price: 598 with two 6.0Ah batteries and a Rapid charger

Best Husqvarna Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

The Husqvarna 20-inch self-propelled lawn mower features a commercial-grade aluminum deck as well as a front bar to protect the battery/motor housing. The W520i notably is compatible with a battery backpack. It doesn’t fit as cleanly as the Makita ConnectX mower since you still need to run an adapter into the battery slots, but it does take the weight off of your back and keep you from being tethered. It also has a higher-than-normal cutting range that tops out at 4.5 inches.

Best Kobalt Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

Kobalt is quietly still making excellent battery-powered lawn mowers, and the 80V line is where its performance peaks. The Kobalt 80V 21-inch mower (a rear-wheel-drive system) sports an upgrade to the handle system that makes folding it forward for vertical storage easier. In addition to its excellent cutting power, Kobalt also makes efficient use of its batteries, running up to 60 minutes with a 6.0Ah battery. Plus, its high 4 1/8-inch top cutting height is great for tall grass species and reclaiming neglected areas.

Price: 749 with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger

Best Makita Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

If Makita’s ConnectX lawn mower is a little too high-priced for your budget, give the Makita XML08 lawn mower a shot. It has a very similar commercial-grade build and feature set while running on the 18V X2 (36V) system that’s compatible with Makita’s largest line of OPE and power tools. With room onboard for four batteries, you can still cover a decent area. Oddly, it’s not uncommon for the four-battery kit to be priced less than the bare tool.

Price: 899 (look for discounts) with four 5.0Ah batteries and dual-port Rapid charger

Best Milwaukee Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

There’s only one Milwaukee M18 FUEL lawn mower, but it’s a good one! Check out more in our review (click the headline) or read our summary above.

Best LAWN Mower. EGO vs TORO. Battery Operated Lawn Mowers

Price: 1099 with two 12.0Ah batteries and a dual-port Rapid charger

Best Ryobi Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

For the reasons we stated earlier, the Ryobi 40V HP Brushless CrossCut mower is their top battery-powered model currently.

Price: 799 with two 6.0Ah batteries and a Rapid charger

Best Skil Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

We see a lot of value in the Skil 40V self-propelled lawn mower. Running on the stronger PWRCore 40 line, this brushless mower has excellent all-around performance and cut-quality characteristics compared to others in the same price range. If you’re shopping in the sub-500 class, Skil has the best budget self-propelled lawn mower available.

Price: 399.99 with a 5.0Ah battery and Rapid charger

Best STIHL Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

STIHL has been a little more cautious in entering the battery-powered lawn mower market and upgraded the line with a couple of self-propelled models. Of the two available, the STIHL RMA 510 V is your top performer. It features a 21-inch steel deck (20-inch blade) with a tougher build than the 460 series and its 3.9-inch top cutting height is appropriate for taller grass species. The one downside is that this model runs through batteries quickly compared to other self-propelled mowers.

Price: 509.99 bare, 729.99 with AP 300 battery and charger

Best Toro Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

The first-generation Toro Flex Force 60V lawn mowers were excellent, though not quite able to compete with the best of the best. A new generation of 60V Max Super Recycler 21-inch self-propelled mowers is on its way with a sleek black color scheme and the promise of serious upgrades. The two models (one with and one without headlights) FOCUS on high airflow, excellent power, a Flex Handle suspension system, and a durable build. Along with all that improvement comes a steeper price tag, though.

Price: 649 bare, 799 with 7.5Ah battery and charger

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If you haven’t tried the best cordless lawn mower yet, now’s the time. Aside from the safety aspect of not having a 240-volt cable within splitting distance of a fast-spinning blade, the best thing about cordless lawn mowers is the time saver of not having to unfurl the cable in the first place – and possibly an extension lead if your lawn’s on the large side – along with the constant lassoing around plant pots and garden furniture that mowing with an electric lawn mower invariably entails.

Today’s battery-powered mowers are invariably as powerful as their electric-driven associates while their high-tech Lithium Ion batteries are quick to charge and provide between 25 and 60 minutes of hassle-free mowing – plenty long enough for the average UK garden. Really, nab yourself one of these efficient cutting-edge sward swallowers and you’ll be back in the hot tub faster than a squirrel up a tree.

This buyers’ guide deals specifically with the best cordless lawn mowers on the market, which means every model in the list is battery powered. For smaller gardens that don’t need much work, we can also recommend best small lawnmowers. They may be small but still get the job done well!

And if cordless is not what you want, we also have guides to the best petrol lawn mowers and the best robot lawn mowers.

Best cordless lawnmowers ranking 2023

Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Reasons to avoid

Ego is fast becoming the Rolls Royce of cordless lawn mowers – and most other cordless garden machinery for that matter – and for good reason since not only are the US company’s brushless motors and batteries on another level of power and efficiency, but the superb build quality and attention to design detail they put into their products is so plain to see.

At around 31kgs, the imposingly black and very stylish self-propelled Ego LM2021E-SP is actually lighter than many similar-sized models so it can be easily pushed if necessary. This mower comes equipped with a 50cm steel cutting deck and a gargantuan 56-volt 5Ah ARC Lithium battery system that powers the beast for up to about 40 minutes at a time. Ego states that the supplied 5Ah battery is good for up to 700 square metres on a single charge – more if you ask me – but if you have an extra large lawn and require even greater range, I would also consider adding the 7.5Ah battery which will power the mower for a substantial 50 minutes or so. Thankfully this particular model also comes with Ego’s amazingly quick Rapid Charger which readies the supplied 5Ah battery for another stint on the sod in an industry-leading 40 minutes.

I am especially enamoured of this mower’s self propulsion system which can be set from a really slow walking pace to a spritely spring in the step simply by adjusting the rocker switch on the handlebar. The activation lever, too, is perfectly positioned for both comfort and convenience. over, the self propulsion can be used independently of the main blade motor for safe transport across the lawn. Oh, and unlike most self-propelled mowers that lurch off dragging you along behind, this one starts off nice and gently.

The superbly designed collapsible handlebar system, meanwhile, can be adjusted to three heights, from really low for those of short stature to a height to match a six footer. The whole handlebar assembly also collapses and folds up into a surprisingly small and tidy package that allows you to push the mower around like a trolley cart and store it in a space-saving upright position. And should you ever feel the urge to mow in the dark you may be pleased to know that this model is also fitted with LED headlights so you can avoid decapitating moles and gophers.

In my extensive tests, this mower cut through even the tallest of field-type grass as well any petrol-powered mower I’ve ever used. In fact I’d go so far as to say that Ego mowers are probably the most powerful cordless models on the market right now and arguably the only cordless range capable of matching petrol power for sheer cutting torque. Its specially designed bagging blade scythed through everything with confidence, chucking the cuttings deep into the large 60-litre mesh grass collector. As an extra bonus, the mower also comes with a mulching plug and side chute assembly for those who prefer to have the cuttings blasted back into the lawn. With a choice of six cutting heights (from 25-95mm), you can be sure this mower will deal with all types of grasses.

Granted, the Ego LM2021E-SP is one of the most expensive cordless mowers you can buy right now, but if you’re after a staggeringly well engineered model that has the power to deal with every type of grass known to humankind, then this one does the job brilliantly well. It is, quite possibly, the most thoughtfully designed lawn mower in existence. Top dollar.

The 7 Best Battery Powered Lawn Mowers Reviewed in 2023

Battery powered lawn mowers are versatile, easy to move around, powerful, convenient and yet relatively quiet.

As they are tethered by a cord, you can use them to mow hard to reach areas of your lawn easily.

When it comes to purchasing the right battery operated lawn mower, we recommend considering below factors…

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Battery Voltage

Most of the battery operated lawn mowers come from 36 to 120 volts range. Models with higher voltage are suitable for large yards. Smaller voltage models are suitable for small yards.

Battery Runtime

It represents how much energy the battery can store. Runtime is measured in amp-hour reading. Battery operated lawn mowers come in wither 2.0 Ah or 3.0 Ah rating. Among these two, 3.0 Ah battery provides longer runtime

Cutting Width

It represents the width of grass cut in a single pass by the lawn mower. Cutting deck sizes range from 14 inches to 20 inches. You have to choose based on your requirement.

Other factors to consider are – blade speed, height adjustment, self-propelling, and weight. You can find further information clearly in our “Buying Guide”.

If you haven’t got time, then you can choose the Best Battery Operated Lawn Mower from the list picked up by our experts.

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower 2023

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower Reviews

Greenworks PRO 21-Inch 80V Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower

Just per its name, Greenworks is a brand of electric power tools, including lawn mowers. It also makes a battery-powered lawn mower that is quite powerful.

The Greenworks Pro battery-powered lawn mower is present in the 1st position in this article as it offers a lot of things for its given price. As per its name, it comes with a 21-inch cutting blade size that is more than enough for most users out there. Since it comes with an 80-volt battery system, you can expect a great cutting performance from this lawn mower. It offers performance equal to that of a 160 cc gas engine powered lawn mower.

Another great thing about this lawn mower is that it offers a great build quality along with a 4-year warranty. This makes it a highly durable and reliable option when compared with other battery-powered lawn mower options out there. You get all of this for a very justified price tag that makes it an excellent value for money option if you are on a budget.

Best Features:

  • 21-inch cutting width
  • 80-volt battery system
  • 4-year warranty
  • 0 Ah battery
  • Power equal to a 160 cc gas-powered lawn mower
  • Smart Cut Load sensing technology
  • 3 in 1 grass cutting modes

WORX WG779 40V Power Share 4.0 Ah 14″ Lawn Mower

Worx is another highly popular brand if you are looking for electric and battery-powered power tools. And its lawn mower offering is also a battery-powered model for ease of use.

Worx’s WG779 battery-powered lawn mower is present in the 2nd position in this article as it is one of the cheapest options available out there. As a result, it can be an excellent option for a lot of users who are on a budget. It has a 14-inch blade size that makes it one of the more compact options out there so that you can easily store this lawn mower in your garage when not in use. This blade is powered by a decently powerful 40-volt battery for decent power.

A great thing about this lawn mower is that it offers 4.0 Ah batteries that provide a long battery life so that you can use it for a long time without any issues. It uses two 20 volt batteries that share their power to get maximum output from the motor while cutting grass. It has a total of 3 adjustable cutting heights that make this lawn mower quite versatile for cutting grass as per your needs and requirements.

Best Features:

  • 14-inch cutting width
  • 40-volt battery system
  • 3-year warranty
  • 0 Ah battery
  • 3 adjustable blade cutting heights
  • Foam padded handle for comfort
  • Lawn mower
  • Batteries
  • Dual-port charger
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Snapper XD 82V MAX Electric Cordless Self-Propelled Lawnmower

Snapper XD can be another great pick if you are looking for power tools. And as you would expect, it also makes various lawn mowers, including battery-powered ones.

This Snapper XD SXD21SPWM82K lawn mower is present in the 3rd position in this article as it is a highly reliable option. It is a self-propelled lawn mower that offers an excellent build quality to the user. You also get a 5-year long warranty with it that makes it much better than various other options out there. In other words, you can expect it to easily last for a long time. This lawn mower is also quite powerful since it offers a large 21-inch cutting blade.

And since this blade is powered by an 82-volt battery system, you can easily and quickly cut a lot of grass in your backyard at once. It comes with two 2 Ah batteries that offer a battery life of up to 45 minutes that is quite decent when you consider its power. You get a total of 7 cutting blade height adjustments along with 10-inch wheels in this lawn mower that are quite handy.

Best Features:

  • 21-inch cutting width
  • 82-volt battery system
  • 5-year warranty
  • 0 Ah batteries
  • 45 minute of battery life
  • 7 cutting blade height adjustments
  • 10-inch wheels at the rear
  • Single lever push start button
  • 3 in 1 grass cutting modes
  • Lawn mower
  • Batteries
  • Charging kit
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Sun Joe MJ401C-PRO 14-Inch 28-Volt Cordless Push Lawn Mower

Sun Joe is a brand of electric tools that has products with a high user rating. And this is also true for their battery-powered lawn mower offering.

The Sun Joe MJ401C-PRO is the cheapest option present in this article. Even then, it has a 14-inch cutting blade along with a 28-volt battery system. This allows the lawn mower to offer decent performance, especially when you consider its affordable price tag. A great thing about this battery power lawn mower is that it provides a 4-year long warranty that is not found in budget options like this. It also has a decent build quality due to which it is a great reliable option.

You get an inbuilt 10.6-gallon grass catcher in this lawn mower that can be quite handy for grass disposal. It even comes with a manual 3 position height adjustment system for the cutting blade of this lawn mower. It offers precise control while cutting grass.

Best Features:

  • 14-inch cutting width
  • 28-volt battery system
  • 4-year warranty
  • 0 Ah battery
  • Inbuilt discharge chute
  • 6 grass catcher in the back
  • 3 position manual height adjustment system
  • Value for money
  • Lawn mower
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Grass catcher
  • Discharge chute
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Makita XML03PT1 18V X2 Cordless Lawn Mower Kit

Makita is one of the more premium brands of power tools that is mainly known for making expensive power tools. Similarly, its lawn mower is also a bit on the expensive side.

This battery-powered lawn mower uses two 18 volt batteries for a total of 36-volt battery power or voltage. And when combined with its 18-inch cutting blade, you get an excellent cutting performance. It uses high-quality brushless motors that can go up to 3300 RPM if needed. Another great thing about this lawn mower is that it uses two 5.0 Ah batteries for long battery life. You can cut up to 7300 square feet in a single full charge.

This battery-powered lawn mower offers a total of 10 cutting heights that range from 13/16 inches to 2 15/16 inches. You can also fold the handle of this lawn mower so that it takes less space when it is not in use. A great thing about this lawn mower is that it comes with IPX4 certification because of its weather-resistant construction.

Best Features:

  • 18-inch cutting width
  • 36-volt battery system
  • 3-year warranty
  • 0 Ah battery
  • IPX4 weather-resistant construction
  • Foldable handle
  • 10 cutting heights of 13/16 inch to 2 15/16 inch
  • Cuts up to 7300 square feet on a single charge

Ego Power 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Lawn Mower

Ego Power is the number 1 rated battery platform that designs a wide range of power tools and lawn maintenance equipment with a high efficiency. The brand uses its patented Ego Power lithium batteries in all its battery-operated products.

This is a versatile lawn mower with 3-in-1 functions for complete maintenance of your lawn. Using this lawn mower, you can mulch, rear bag, and side discharge the grass clippings. The lawn mower runs on a powerful high-torque 600-watt motor that delivers up to 3,300 RPM. It is equipped with a 20-inch cutting blade that allows you to clear large volumes of grass on a single stroll.

The lawn mower is powered by a 5.0 Ah 56V lithium battery that gives you 55 minutes of runtime on a single charge. Like all battery-powered lawn mowers, this features a push-start button for easy starting of the mower. It has an LED headlight at the front allowing you to mow at any time, day or night. The lawn mower features weather-resistant construction for durability and long life. The foldable design allows for upright storage in compact spaces.

Ego Power backs this product with a 5-year limited warranty on the lawn mower and a 3-year warranty on the battery pack from the original date of purchase.

Best Features

  • 20-inch cutting width
  • 56-volt advanced-arc technology lithium battery
  • 5-year warranty on lawn mower and 3-year warranty on battery pack
  • 5.0 Ah battery
  • 3-in-1 grass cutting function
  • Easy push-start button
  • Foldable design
  • Front LED headlight
  • Weather-resistant construction

BLACKDECKER CM1640 40V MAX Cordless Lawn Mower

Black and Decker is one of the oldest and highly popular brands of power tools that need no introduction. And as you would expect, it also makes a battery-powered lawn mower that we have mentioned in this article.

As per the name of this lawn mower, it offers a 16-inch cutting blade size. This size provides a great balance between performance and size as it is neither too big or too small. You also get a 40-volt battery system that powers this lawn mower. It allows you to adjust the cutting height of the blade from 1 1/10 inch to 3 1/10 inch as per your wish.

You can find a 9.5-gallon grass box on the back of this lawn mower that can be quite useful for grass disposal. It also offers a foldable handle design so that you can easily store this battery-powered lawn mower in your garage. While the build quality of this lawn mower is quite great, it only comes with a 2-year warranty.

Best Features:

  • 16-inch cutting width
  • 40-volt battery system
  • 2-year warranty
  • 0 Ah battery
  • Foldable handle design
  • 5-gallon grass box
  • 6 point height cutting blade adjustment system
  • Cutting blade height of 1 1/10 inch to 3 1/10 inch

How To Choose a Battery Operated Lawn Mower?

In this buying guide, we have provided all essential information about battery-powered lawn mowers, including what factors to consider like runtime, power, blade speed, etc. Check these factors to invest in the best model.


Power represents the performance of a battery powered lawn mower. It is measured in terms of volts. Battery powered lawn mowers come with power range between 36 to 120 volts.

Underpowered models may slow down the blade while cutting the grass, especially tough or thick grass/weed.

The lawnmowers with higher voltage (like above 70 volts) can easily generate more power required for self-propelled wheels. Thus, it provides additional torque to cut through dense grass with ease. Even though they aid in better performance and suits for medium-large yards but they are expensive and trade-offs.

For instance, a 70-volt battery weighs heavier than a 40-volt battery. Thus, require more power to drive it forward, which has a negative impact on runtime. Therefore, it makes the mower to become difficult to move/operate.

While mowers with a lower voltage (36 – 65 volts) are lighter, easy to move around obstacles (such as shrubs or trees), affordable, and suits for small yards.

Battery Runtime:

The run time of most battery-powered lawn mowers will be around 30 – 60 minutes. The runtime (amp-hour/Ah) of a battery will let you know how much time a mower can go at once. So, the higher the Ah of a battery, the longer it will last before you recharge it. Also, the size of your yard will let you decide the perfect runtime of your battery-powered lawnmower.

For a smaller lawn, you can easily mow the entire lawn without recharging the battery in the middle, while for a larger yard, you have to take a break either to recharge or replace the battery (if you have an extra battery).

Note – While mowing the yard with thick or tall grass, obstacles, and slopes will reduce the runtime and thus, slow down the mower.

Cutting Width:

The cutting width or deck size will determine how wide a lawnmower can cut in a single pass. In general, the deck width in older models of the cordless mower is narrow than gas mowers (around 16 to 18 inches) but now the newer models are available with a cutting width of 20 – 22 inches.

The wider the mower’s deck size, the fewer passes are required to mow your lawn. For small lawns, a mower with a narrow deck size is ideal, as it can let you get into tighter spaces, whereas for a larger yard, there should be some extra inches of width to save your effort and time.

Smaller mowers have a cutting width below 20-inches suits for 1/4-acre or less lawns, while larger mowers come with a deck width of above 20 inches, suits for more than 1/4-acre. Most brands offer 20 to 21 inches in the standard battery-operated electric mowers, which works fine.

Blade Speed:

One has to consider the blade speed to determine the performance offered by your lawn mower. The blade speed is represented in rounds per minute (RPM). The blade with a higher speed will result in great cutting performance and thus offer clean cuts while mowing the grass in your yard.

Different cordless mowers offer different blade speeds. One can easily find options with blade speeds like 1500 RPM or 2000 RPM, choose the one that comes with higher blade speed. Most mowers offer variable speed trigger, which allows you to adjust the blade speed easily, as per your requirement.


Amp-hour reading provides insight on how much runtime the battery stores. In simple terms, it tells you how much time the lawn mower can go at one go. Lawn mowers come with either 2.0 Ah or 4.0 Ah. Higher rating provides long battery life.

On an average, lawn mowers can cut grass continuously for 30 minutes to an hour. Within this time, they can mow 5,000 to 10,000 square feet before you have to recharge again.

For small to medium sized lawns, you don’t need long runtime. But if you have a bigger lawn, it is better to invest in model with higher runtime.

Another great advantage of using battery operated lawn mowers is that you can just keep multiple spare batteries in your kit. Once the battery runs out, you can just replace new batteries and continue the work without any issues.

Adjustable Cutting Height:

A lawnmower with adjustable deck height will let you mow grass at different lengths. We know that different types of grass require trimming at different heights, without damaging the plants or ground. While, in gas-powered mowers, one has to adjust the height separately at each wheel but not in these cordless electric mowers.

So, a mower having an adjustment system like a lever to easily raise the deck on all four wheels at once will become your best and effortless option.

Most of these cordless electric mowers offer various height adjustment levels for their deck, which range from 1.5 to 4 inches. All you need is to select the proper height to cut the lawn at your desired length.

Battery Type:

Most of these battery-powered lawnmowers run on either lithium battery or lead-acid battery. Each type has its own set of pros and cons.

  • Lithium Battery– They are lighter, charge faster (60 minutes), less expensive, last longer and more efficient. This battery runs until it fully discharges, before recharging it. Thus, it is effective to use for mowing larger yards and let you finish at once.
  • Heavy Lead Acid Battery– They are heavy and need a longer time to recharge (12 hours). One has to replace it often and have to recharge it after using 50 – 80% of its capacity. But works fine in mowing your yard.

Note: Most modern models powered by a lithium-ion battery, which let you use it in any cordless tools. But both of these battery types are effective and works well.

Hand-Propelled Vs Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers:

Also, one has to consider whether they want to use self-propelled or hand-propelled cordless lawnmowers.

Hand-Propelled Model – This device won’t offer any mechanical assistance, and all you need is to push and steer by yourself. It is affordable yet suitable for mowing small yards. If you want to reduce the workload and enhance its cutting performance, then pick a mower with a poly deck (reduce weight) and low rolling resistance wheels to complete your task easily.

Self-Propelled Model – They come with a motor to push the unit automatically, without any manual pressure of pushing. One should steer the machine to move in the proper direction. It is a bit expensive and can be used to mow a large or sloping lawn.

Cut Quality:

The cut quality of a mower (blade) will depend on the battery’s power. A general rule is, the larger the battery of a mower, the more it can generate torque and power to cut the grass, especially different grass species.

A few models will let you adjust the torque or RPM (speed) of the blade, whereas a few other models offer an auto-adjust/auto-throttle option, which can easily get adjusted based on the resistance the blade senses. So, with this torque altering, one can easily achieve a perfect cut by preserving the battery life.


The cordless lawnmowers are lighter in weight than traditional/gas lawnmowers. Most of these mowers will weigh between 40 – 90 pounds. One will feel the difference in their weight after pushing it for 30 minutes, especially in thicker weed/grass. For instance, a hand-propelled mower is less in weight yet it increases your effort while pushing the mower.

A lawnmower that weighs 50 – 60 pounds is lighter, powerful, easier to move around, and can handle various mowing tasks effortlessly than a mower with 65 pounds weight. Also, powerful mowers weigh heavier due to their bigger batteries. So, one has to check the weight of a mower after installing its battery, as the battery can add some pounds to its total weight.

Apart from the battery, deck size will also make some difference in the weight of a mower. For example, a mower with a large 20-inch deck will weigh more than a mower with a small 14-inch deck.

Grass Clippings:

In general, there are 3 main options available for grass clippings – bagging, mulching and side or rear discharging, in which you have to choose the option based on your preference and lawn size. Some models offer you all these three options and let you switch between them, whereas other models offer one or two options.

Looking to bagging grass clippings, then you have to check the bag size and its volume to hold the clippings. A larger bag is required while mowing a large yard, as you do not have to stop it constantly for emptying the bag after it gets filled.

Some mowers offer a mulch plug option, which is used to convert the mower from bagging to mulching mode. Though this plug is effective and avoids clippings from flying back of the mower, it is a bit annoying to use. While other mowers have a door or sliding cover to open/close the bag, making it easier and more convenient to use.

Multiple Battery Ports:

Multiple battery ports are quite beneficial for those having a lawn of more than 1/3 acre. One can find three possibilities in these ports – a second storage port, a second active port with automatic switching and a second active port with a manual switch.

Among these three ports, automatic switching is convenient and effective to use, which can be seen in higher priced models. While the storage and manual switching options have to put some extra effort but not much like going to the garage for another battery.

Interchangeable Batteries:

The batteries of these cordless mowers are designed to use with other cordless power tools but it is from the same manufacturer with the same voltage rating. So, one has to check what are other devices compatible with the mower’s battery like string trimmers, pole saws, chainsaws, and leaf blowers from the same manufacturer. Also, stick with the same brand while purchasing a spare battery.

Grass Collector:

Different lawn mowers have grass collectors of different sizes, and their capacity can range from 30 – 70 liters. This will let you know how often you have to stop the mower to empty the grass collecting box or bag. Also, consider the weight of a full-filled grass collection bag, as it has an impact on the mobility of a mower.

Handle Comfort:

While mowing a lawn, we have to grip the handle properly for a long time, which makes most of us felt that our hands are getting tired easily. So, it is best to choose a mower having a handle that comes with ergonomic features, padding and different hand placement options.


A few models have handles that let you fold up easily for its storage, whereas others occupy even less space by folding and standing on the end. So, it is essential to consider your available storage space along with the mower size (smaller ones occupy less space) and mower design (whether how it folds up).

Ease of Use:

The ease of use depends on various factors of a mower. The cordless electric lawnmowers possess an easy to start/stop push button rather than pull start for gas mowers. Also, the large handles of the electric models will allow you to easily adjust the deck height or mulching mode. For instance, a high-end cordless mower includes self-propelled features, which make it easy to push/manoeuvre around the lawn.

Also, these battery-powered mowers can be folded up into a compact size for easy storage, easy charging procedure removable battery, and they should be easy to clean and maintain, especially for those having a busy lifestyle.


Using a mower with different adjustment styles, then look for adjustment on the stiffer side or one with positive stops. Thus, it reduces the chance of any accidental knocking to a different speed if you have bumpy terrain or a hand hits it.

Also, consider the dial location – a mower with centre and front is convenient to make adjustments. However, a few people hit that position while they turning with their hand or hip. So, prefer to choose a mower with adjustment on the side to prevent changing speed accidentally with each turn.

Steel Vs Poly Deck:

A gas-powered mower has either aluminium or steel decks, whereas a cordless mower comes with poly decks in every direction. Steel is a durable option than aluminium or poly decks. But poly is designed with the advantage of making subtle changes easily in their shape, which optimizes airflow for better lifting, mulching, and bagging than a steel deck.

If your yard having a lot of small rocks, which you have to kick up while mowing (or) your old machine won’t pay attention, they prefer to choose a mower with a steel deck, as it extends the mower’s life and also looks pretty good.

Safety Features:

The cordless electric lawnmowers come with built-in safety features that help you to prevent accidents. Here are a few features you should know before buying this type of mower.

  • The safety bars on the handle have to be held closed to keep the motor running.
  • It is equipped with guards and flaps to protect the user by preventing the mower from shooting debris at them.
  • A locking mechanism in the mower will hold the battery in place while using the machine.
  • Also, consider other safety features like trigger locks, childproof starting mechanism, stone deflectors, etc. in the mower while purchasing them.

Battery Indicator:

Most of these cordless electric lawn mowers come with an LED readout that shows the charge left in the battery. Also, some models have LED headlights, which let you mow in even short daylight hours or dim lighting conditions. So, check for the models that have this LED lighting.


Most battery-powered lawn mowers come with a wide range of accessories, which may or may not directly affect the lawn’s performance, but they definitely make your overall experience much better. So, one can find a few accessories like lawn mower covers, fast charging kits, extra batteries, and more. Choosing a lawnmower with any of these accessories will be an extra value for money.

User Experience:

Even a small lawn will take at least 30 minutes to mow effectively. Not having comfortable while riding the mower, then it can result in disaster. But it is essential to check online reviews and read testimonials to get accurate insights on how comfortably it can ride your lawnmower.


The battery-powered lawn mowers are available for a cost of less than 300. If you want a decent quality lawnmower with basic features, then you have to spend at least 500. Want to grab the best quality with all essential features, then go for the model that costs more than 700.

Most cordless mowers are sold with a battery and charger, which is not done always. So, one has to what is included in the package along with the warranty period, which comes separately for the mower’s body and battery before its purchase.


Some manufacturer offers a 2-year, 3-year or a 5-year long warranty on their product. Always select the product that comes with a longer warranty, here a 5-year warranty will be the best option to pick. Also, make sure to check the build quality of a mower before its purchase, as a sturdy build quality will let you use it for a longer time without any issues.

Benefits of a Cordless Lawn Mower:

When compared with traditional lawnmowers, this cordless battery-powered mower will provide a variety of benefits. Have a look at them and enjoy those benefits with the cordless models.

  • Quiet – Powered by a lithium-ion battery, which makes it operate quieter than petrol-engine mowers.
  • Easy to Manoeuvre – These mowers are lightweight and have fewer moving parts without cord, which makes them easy to manoeuvre than traditional petrol mowers.
  • No Emissions – Lack of engine/fuel tank in this mower will make it don’t emit emissions. These are eco-friendly, as they won’t release harmful toxins or gases to the environment.
  • Lightweight – These are designed and manufactured to be lightweight, and thus it makes them less tiring and nimbler to use.
  • Less Maintenance – They won’t require regular servicing as like petrol mowers do. All you need is to clean the venting system regularly.
  • Easy Start – A simple push starts rather than a pull cord will make it easy to start, especially for elder people or those suffering from shoulder problems, arthritis or letting your younger ones mow the yard (under your supervision).
  • Easy Storage – Most of the cordless mowers are collapsed for easy storage or even stored on any corners.

Advantages of Battery Powered Lawn Mower:

There are several reasons for investing in a battery operated lawn mower. We have mentioned some of them below for your reference.

  • Mowers Weigh Less: Compared to other lawn mowers, battery powered ones weigh much less. So, they are easy to move around the yard and don’t drain your energy. As they weigh less, they are more suitable for people who have trouble pushing gas mowers.
  • Less Noise: They are less noisy than other types of lawn mowers. Usually, gas powered lawn mowers produce noise levels from 84db to 94db – which is loud enough to hurt your ears. Whereas loudest cordless lawn mower can produce just 75db which similar to standard washing machine. If you want to mow early in the morning or late in the evening, then cordless lawn mower can be the right choice.
  • Environmental Friendly: Gas lawn mowers release harmful toxins which are harmful to you and environment as well. But a battery operate lawn mower will provide same efficiency without emitting any harmful gases.
  • Less Maintenance: Compared to others, very little maintenance is required to keep a cordless lawn mower effective and operation. All you have to do is clean the venting systems regularly.

Tips to Consider While Using Battery Operated Lawn Mower:

Below mentioned tips will not only help improve the lawn mower efficiency but also helps you maintain the lawn healthier.

  • Raise the mower deck up so that it doesn’t cut too much grass. Make sure you don’t remove than 1/3 rd of grass leaf. When it comes to cool-season turf grass, they do an excellent job in blocking weeds when are cut tall. So, it has to be in 2 ½ to 4 inch range.
  • It is better to have a spare blade just in case. You can swap the blades often for effective job. Sharp blade will provide perfect and healthier cut.
  • To maintain grass height within range, you should mow more often.
  • To permit optimum airflow under the mower, we recommend to keep the deck clean.

How to Change a Lawn Mower Battery?

In a cordless lawn mower, batteries are present in one of the two places – under the seat or under the hood. To find out the places of batteries – first turn off the mower and remove the keys as well. Check out the both places. Once you find out, release the latch cover in order to access the battery. If you observe any bar holding or down strap, then carefully remove them.

After the battery is removed, make sure the ground wire is also removed. Check if the connectors are corroded. If so, then brush them clean using a stiff wire. But if the battery is corroded badly, then you can clean them using baking soda and water paste. After applying the paste, let it sit for 5 minutes. Later, you can rinse off the application using water and brush. To dry out the leftover water, we recommend using a soft cloth.

While following this process, make sure water or the mixture doesn’t enter in any battery cells. if the mixture gets into battery, then it will neutralize them – as baking soda can neutralize the battery acid.

To separate the connector from terminal, you should use a flat head screwdriver. Make sure you don’t force the cable off the terminal and to do it carefully and slowly.

Once the negative cable is removed, next take away the red cable. After removing the battery from holder, remove any debris or corrosion from the holder using water. Later, dry the holder completely.

Now place the new battery into the holder and don’t forget to tie-down the bar or strap. While re-attaching the cables, we recommend start with red cable. Once you connect the terminals respectively, cover the battery. Finally, test the battery to make sure it is working properly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

An electric lawn mower can be either battery-operated cordless (runs on rechargeable battery) or corded options (runs on a power cord plugged into a standard 15-volt outlet). So, a battery-powered cordless model will let you run solely on one to more batteries at every place of the lawn without worrying about the fuel or cord length.

A battery-powered lawn mower is easy to start than a gas-powered mower. It has a simple push button to start the machine and hold the safety bar in place before starting the unit.

Before you start the cleaning process, you have to unplug the battery to avoid any potential short-circuit in wiring and remove all those attachments. Hosing a battery-powered lawnmower may damage the wiring inside the motor (never do it). Simply, take a washcloth and wring it out over a bucket. Use it to wipe down the mower to clear grass and other debris.

Simply set the battery charger to 12 volts and 10 amps or less. Plugin the charger and it should charge the battery fully within few hours (like 1 hour at 10 amps setting). If your amp-setting is lower, then you have to charge the battery for a longer time.

If you have a small to medium sized lawn or if you like to complete the chores hassle-free, then cordless lawn mower is the perfect choice. As they are easy to operate, you can complete the tasks hassle-free.

A complete charge usually lasts up to 30 to 90 minutes.

Usually, it takes 1 hour battery at 10amp setting. But if the amp setting is lower than 10amp, you may have to charge the battery for more time.

On an average, a cordless lawn mower lasts for 5 years or more. However, this depends on how well you take care of the machine.

If the grass it too long, the lawn mower will require extra power to trim them. This added pressure can be too much for the motor. So, it is better to trim the grass before using the lawn mower

Blades should be cleaned after each use. You have to make sure the battery is charged optimally. However, avoid over-charging as it can affect the performance and lifespan of the batteries.


If you want to freely use your electric lawn mower without being tethered down by a power cord, then you can go with battery-powered lawn mowers. These are much more reliable and silent when compared with gas options. As a result, you can find a wide range of battery-powered lawn mowers out there, including some of the best options present in this article. We have also mentioned their major features and options in this article. Although, if you are still not able to choose the perfect one for you, here are some of our recommendations:

  • If you want a highly powerful battery-powered lawn mower without paying a lot of money, then you can go with the Greenworks Pro 21 inch lawn mower. It is a self-propelled lawn mower that has a 21-inch cutting blade. This blade is powered by a highly powerful 80-volt battery system. Due to this, you can expect a great cutting performance from it while cutting grass. You also get a 4-year warranty with it that makes it quite reliable and durable.
  • But if you do not have any budget restrictions, then you can go with the Snapper XD SXD21SPWM82K. This lawn mower offers excellent build quality and a 5-year long warranty. In other words, it can easily last for a long time without running into any issues. You also get a 21-inch cutting blade in this battery-powered lawn mower that is powered by an 82-volt battery system. And it comes included with 2 batteries as well as a charging kit.
  • The Worx WG779 battery-powered lawn mower can be a great option if you are on a budget. Despite its affordable price tag, it comes with 40-volt batteries that have a rating of 4.0 Ah for long battery life. This battery system powers a small 14-inch cutting blade that makes this lawn mower a great option for users who are looking for compact options out there. It even offers a decent build quality along with a 3-year warranty that is quite decent for its given price.

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The Best Electric Riding Lawn Mowers in 2023

Henry Parker is a home improvement enthusiast who loves to share his passion and expertise with others. He writes on a variety of topics, such as painting, flooring, Windows, and lawn care, to help homeowners make informed decisions and achieve their desired results. Henry strives to write high quality guides and reviews that are easy to understand and practical to follow. Whether you are looking for the best electric riding lawn mower, the easiest way to remove paint from flooring, or the signs of a bad tile job, Henry has you covered with his insightful and honest articles. Henry lives in Florida with his wife and two kids, and enjoys spending his free time on DIY projects around the house. You can find some of his work on Today’s Homeowner, where he is a regular contributor.

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Compared to gas models, relatively few electric riding lawn mowers are available to choose from, but with a little research you can still find a riding mower that will get your lawn in shape without the mess and fumes of gas.

The best electric riding mowers handle smoothly, cut evenly, and can mow an acre or more on one battery charge, but each has strengths and weaknesses you’ll want to know about before you choose.

Ryobi #RY48111

An industry leader in electric riding lawn mowers, Ryobi produces a range of models, but the RY48111 stands out as a consistent favorite among homeowners. This mower’s 100Ah lead acid battery powers its three brushless motors for up to 2.5 hours, enough to mow 2.5 acres.

Even towing accessories takes little out of the battery. The 38-inch two-blade deck can be manually adjusted in 12 positions, from 1.5 to 4.5 inches, for precise cutting.

It’s highly maneuverable even at slow speeds, and with its exceptionally small turning radius of 16 inches, it has no trouble with tight corners. If you’re a lawn perfectionist, this is the riding mower for you.

Although designed for flat terrain, it handles well on small inclines. The mower’s impressive weight of 695 pounds adds stability, but can make maintenance challenging. It mows in reverse at up to 3 mph, but speed and turning control are less precise.

As an electric model, it’s quieter than any gas mower, but when the blade is engaged, it’s loud enough that you’ll want ear protection. This machine’s biggest downside is its lead acid battery, but proper maintenance helps maximize the battery’s lifespan. If the battery fails to charge, leaving it unplugged from the charger for several hours, then plugging it back in can help.

Ryobi #RY48130

If Ryobi’s reputation appeals to you, but you’re looking for something compact and easy on the wallet, consider model #RY48130. This model’s 30-inch cutting deck manually adjusts in seven positions between 1.5 to 4.5 inches, offering plenty of flexibility for the average lawn.

Its 48V/50Ah battery lets you work for an hour and cover around an acre. As with the 38-inch model, this smaller model is equipped with three brushless motors for serious cutting power, and its 16-inch turning radius makes it easily maneuverable. The Ryobi #RY48130 is a practical option if you’re cutting thick grass or weeds in a tight space with multiple obstacles.

Troy-Bilt TB30 E

From one of the most trusted gardening equipment manufacturers around comes the highly rated Troy-Bilt 30-inch TB30 E. A full charge of the 56V lithium-ion battery lets you mow for around an hour and cover an acre. Better yet, the battery recharges in just four hours. The accurate battery level indicator ensures you won’t run dry in the middle of your work.

This machine easily handles rough ground and slight slopes and can cut in reverse. The mower operates with a simple foot pedal control that lets you easily switch between forward and reverse. Working around trees and landscaping features is effortless with this model’s responsive steering and 18-inch turning radius.

The body is mostly plastic, making the mower particularly lightweight and easy to push away for storage. The front-end suspension gives you a smoother ride. Because the mower lacks anti-scalping wheels, however, the combination of light weight and front-end suspension increase the risk of scalping.

Oddly, although this mower is equipped with a headlight, the control panel isn’t backlit, which makes mowing at dusk a little harder.

Craftsman E150

This compact little riding mower is ideal for small lawns of less than an acre. The lithium-ion 56V battery gives you around an hour of runtime, enough for an acre. Even on low battery it performs well and can power ahead at a brisk 5 mph.

The 30-inch single-blade steel deck has five adjustable cutting heights between 1.5 and 3.75 inches. With a foot pedal for speed control and an 18-inch turn radius, it handles as easily as a golf cart.

It’s an exceptionally quiet machine, letting you mow in the early morning without irritating your neighbors. Although it struggles with tall grass and thick grass species such as Bermuda and zoysia, it can get through them if you take it slow. Trying to force the mower through will stop the cutting deck.

It’s designed for flat terrain, but can handle driving straight on slight inclines. The mower’s light weight means it tends to bounce on uneven ground and can get stuck in small pits, but also makes it easy to push into the garage for storage.

As a safety feature to prevent children from using the mower, the motor won’t start without sufficient weight on the seat. The cutting deck turns off in reverse, but you can disengage this feature with the push of a button. The telescoping Soft Touch steering wheel and the adjustable mid-back seat keep you comfortable. A mulching kit is available separately.

Cub Cadet CC 30 e Electric Rider

The Electric Rider was designed with the goal of creating an electric riding mower that’s as effective as a gas model. Its 56V/30 Ah lithium-ion battery gives you an hour of runtime for an acre of mowing. Charge it for 4 hours, and you’re up and running again. The 30-inch single blade deck can be adjusted in five positions between 1.5 to 4 inches.

The pedals provide good speed control at up to 5 mph or 4 mph in reverse, while the responsive steering and 18-inch turning radius makes maneuvering around obstacles easy. It handles tall grass well even in damp conditions.

On level ground, the mower produces an exceptionally even cut, but because it lacks guide wheels, results on uneven ground vary. It’s also prone to getting stuck on roots, mole hills, and divots, which can cause the wheels to spin or the blade to stop.

Unlike many smaller riding mowers, this model is engineered to handle hills of up to 20 percent, and it does the job well, although turning on a hill can be difficult.

A bagger, mulching kit, and hauler are available separately for this side-discharge mower. The high-back, spring cushioned seat with arm rests is built for comfort, and there’s even a USB charging port. It’s one of the pricier models around, but a wise choice if you need a mower that performs reliably on hilly lawns.

Weibang Lithium-ion E-Rider (Model #WB76E)

The E-Rider, powered by a 72V/18AH lithium-ion battery, is built for light work on small lawns. The 30-inch two-blade cutting deck can be adjusted in 10 positions from 1 to 4 inches, giving you precise control over your lawn’s height, while the 18-inch turning radius helps with handling.

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The two pedal driving system – right for gas and left for brake – might take some getting used to if you’re new to it. The speed can be hard to finesse when going slow, although this model isn’t particularly fast, running at 3.7 mph or 3.1 mph in reverse. It can mow in reverse and cuts wet grass and weeds with little difficultly.

Slopes are a challenge, however, and the lack of suspension makes for a bumpy ride on uneven lawns. The motor shuts off without enough weight on the seat, which is a helpful safety feature, but considering the rough ride, it can kill the engine unexpectedly when you hit a bump.

It’s an effective mulcher, but no bagger is available. Despite its compact size, it’s comfortable for taller drivers. Even with the blade running, it’s hardly louder than a vacuum cleaner. The main downside is the long battery charging time of 8 hours.

Turf One (Weibang) E-Rider VOLT (Model #30-EB)

Produced by Weibang and sold under the Turf One brand name, this mower is identical to the lithium-ion E-Rider in almost all aspects, including the cutting deck, control panel, speed, and maneuverability.

The difference is that while the E-Rider runs on a lithium-ion battery, the E-Rider VOLT is powered by a traditional lead acid battery. Just like the E-Rider’s battery, the E-Rider VOLT’s battery should give you 120 minutes of runtime on a single charge, enough for a little over an acre. Because it’s lead acid, however, you’ll need to replace it sooner than you would a lithium-ion battery.

To make up for this fact, the E-Rider VOLT sells for a lower price than the E-Rider. That’s a valuable benefit if you need a budget-friendly riding mower this season, but when you’re shopping, pay close attention to the model number to ensure you get the model you want.

Mean Green Nemesis NXR-48/52

Mean Green specializes in professional-grade electric riding lawn mowers and the Nemesis NXR-48/52 is one of its more compact models, designed for large residential lawns and small commercial properties. This powerful zero-turn mower can run for 1.5 hours hours, enough to mow three acres, on the small LEM4880 Green Lithium Battery. If you need more runtime, pick up the large LEM48140 Green Lithium Battery and mow for 2.5 hours.

The cutting deck is made from heavy gauge welded aluminum and equipped with high/low blade speed control. Cutting decks are available in 48- and 52-inch widths to make quick work of large lawns. The anti-scalp wheel mounts help you achieve an even, healthy cut. The rear tires and seat are both designed for comfort, and the mower’s low center of gravity makes driving even smoother.

At almost 650 pounds, it’s a hefty machine, but light for a zero turn model. It’s also surprisingly quiet for its size, running at just 76 dB, quieter than most gas mowers.

All that extra power, runtime, and durability doesn’t come cheap, though. At a price of over 12,000, it’s only worth the investment if you routinely mow spaces of 2 acres or more.

Even with the limited selection of electric riding lawn mowers on the market, there’s a reliable model for every type of lawn. When you’re shopping around, pay attention not just to battery life and cutting deck size, but also to maneuverability, comfort, and how well the mower performs on your type of terrain.

Henry Parker is a home improvement enthusiast who loves to share his passion and expertise with others. He writes on a variety of topics, such as painting, flooring, Windows, and lawn care, to help homeowners make informed decisions and achieve their desired results. Henry strives to write high quality guides and reviews that are easy to understand and practical to follow. Whether you are looking for the best electric riding lawn mower, the easiest way to remove paint from flooring, or the signs of a bad tile job, Henry has you covered with his insightful and honest articles. Henry lives in Florida with his wife and two kids, and enjoys spending his free time on DIY projects around the house. You can find some of his work on Today’s Homeowner, where he is a regular contributor.

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