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The Home Depot sets goal for battery-powered products

By Stephen Elliott

June 25, 2023

The Home DepotThe Home Depot, Atlanta, expects that by the end of fiscal year 2028, more than 85 percent of U.S. and Canada’s sales in indoor power equipment, specifically push lawn mowers and handheld outdoor equipment like leaf blowers and trimmers, will run on rechargeable battery technology instead of gas. This transition will reduce more than 2 million metric tons of greenhouse gases annually from exhaust pipes of residential lawn equipment, the company said.  

To reach this goal, The Home Depot will work to extend its leadership position in battery technology and offer cordless outdoor power tools from market-leading brands such as Ryobi, Milwaukee, Makita, DeWalt and more. The Home Depot cites industry data that using a gas-powered lawn mower for an hour creates as much air pollution as driving 300 miles in an average car. Running a gas leaf blower for an hour creates the same number of emissions as a 1,100-mile drive or driving from Los Angeles to Denver. 

“By innovating residential lawn equipment away from gas powered combustible engines, we can help make our neighborhoods cleaner and quieter,” said Ron Jarvis, chief sustainability officer, 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.” 

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