Ryobi recently lent us a new 48-volt electric riding mower to try out (model RM480e; ryobitools.com), and it really put a smile on my face. According to Ryobi, the mower can run for up to two hours at a stretch—enough to cut 2 acres on a single charge.
Because this Ryobi riding lawn mower is completely electric, it’s super quiet, and you don’t have to worry about gas, belts, spark plugs or oil changes. The Ryobi riding lawn mower, driven by three brushless motors (one for propulsion and one for each mower blade) and has a 38-in., two-blade deck. It also has a nice, tight turning radius as well as LED headlights, which let me mow past sunset. The cup holders and USB ports for charging a cell phone are also a nice touch. The RM480e costs about $2,500 at The Home Depot.