Mississauga Introduces Electric Grass Cutting Tools Pilot to Trim Carbon Emissions

By June 11, 2021Resources, Ward 1

June 11, 2021

The City of Mississauga has launched their Green Tools pilot project which introduces all-electric, battery-powered grass cutting equipment to Parks staff who maintain the parks. Over the next few years, the City will be transitioning grass-cutting equipment to all-electric, battery-powered equipment upon their lifecycle replacements.

The transition to all-electric, battery-powered equipment will reduce carbon emissions, limit noise and increase safety for Parks staff. The new equipment includes two riding zero-turn mowers, a push mower, leaf blowers and trimmers. The project aligns with the City’s Climate Change Action Plan’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, with the long-term goal of becoming a net-zero community.