The 8 best battery powered lawn mowers (electric cordless)

If you have a lawn, it needs regular mowing. Nothing could be is easier than a low-noise, battery powered, cordless mower.

In this collection, our lawn&garden-wefoundthebest editor has carefully curated a list of the best battery powered lawn mowers (cordless electric) on the market today.

#1: Greenworks 24V Lawn Mower

Greenworks 24V 13 inch Lawn Mower, 4Ah USB Battery and Charger Included

Our first and simplest choice is the Greenworks 24V. It’s a compact 13” deck mower that runs on a 24V battery for approximately 30 minutes, so it is a good choice for smaller or medium sized lawns. In reviews, the Greenworks 24V is liked for being lightweight and easy to push and maneuver, and doing a good job with the lawn. It is not self-propelling.

The 24V battery is part of the Greenworks PowerAll family, ensuring you only need one type of battery for all your power tools.

#2: Sun Joe 24Vx2 Lawn Mower w/Grass Catcher & Kit

Sun Joe 24V-X2-17LM 48-Volt 17-Inch Mulching Walk-Behind Lawn Mower w/Grass Catcher, Kit (w/ 2X 4.0-Ah Battery and Charger)

Another compact choice is the 24V Sunjoe. The deck is 17” wide, so this will also work for smaller and medium sized lawns. It has dual battery ports and comes with 2 batteries, providing a total of 24×2 = 48V of power said to last about 30 minutes. People are amazed of the job this little mower does.

#3: Greenworks 40V 21” Lawn Mower

Greenworks 40V 21 inch Brushless Lawn Mower, 4Ah and 2Ah USB Batteries and Charger Included MO40L4210

Moving up the ladder is the Greenworks 40V. It is a 21” deck brushless mower with dual battery ports – when one battery runs out, it automatically switches to the other one. It comes in different options in terms of battery & charger. It is reported to be light, quiet as a Prius and as effective as a traditional lawn mower. It also comes in a 40V/20” highly rated version.

#4: TACKLIFE 40V 16 Inch Cordless Lawn Mower

TACKLIFE Cordless Lawn Mower, 16 Inch Brushless Lawn Mower, 50L Grass Box & Mulch Plug, 40V Max 4.0Ah Battery, 6 Mowing Heights, 3 Operation Heights,.

The Tacklife Lawn Mower is another good choice for small to medium lawns. It has a 16” deck and the brushless motor runs on a single 40V battery, which will run for 30-40 minutes. It has 6 adjustable heights and a convenient soft-grib handle design. In reviews, it is reported to be easy operate and lightweight, operating efficiently with a soft sound.

#5: Powerworks 60V 17″ Brushless Lawn Mower

Powerworks 60V 17" Brushless Lawn Mower, 4Ah Battery and Charger Included MO60L414PW

The Powerworks 60V is a 17” deck brushless mower that provides up to 60 minutes of run time on the fully charged battery. You can choose different options with battery and charger, and between brushless and self-propelled. In reviews, it is reported to be a heavy duty, well-built and effective mower. It is also built around a shared power source, so you can get a trimmer and a blower using the same batteries.

#6: EGO 21-Inch 56-Volt Battery Powered Lawn Mower

EGO Power+ LM2142SP 21-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Dual-Port Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Two 5.0 Ah Batteries & Charger...

The EGO 56 Volt Lawn Mower is a powerful mower running on 2 x 56V batteries, providing 80+ minutes of runtime. Is has a variable self-propelled brushless motor and it can do both mulching, bagging and side discharge. In reviews, it is loved for being quiet, fast and very efficient.

#7: Greenworks 80V Battery Powered Lawn Mower

Greenworks 80V 21 inch Cordless Push Lawn Mower, Includes Two 2Ah Batteries and Charger, GLM801601

The Greenworks 80V is another powerfull option for larger lawns. It has a 21” deck and a brushless motor, 7 level height adjustment and runs on a 80V battery. You can expect this mower to run for about an hour. Is it not self-propelled – for that you need the 40V Greenworks.

#8: Bonus: Black & Decker 3-in-1 Lawn Mower, String Trimmer and Edger

BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 Lawn Mower, String Trimmer and Edger

Besides a lawn mower, consider something like this Black & Decker 3-in-1. The 20V battery powers both a trimmer, edger and 12” wide lawn mower. In reviews, buyers with small or in accessible patches of grass love this combination.

What to look for when buying battery powered lawn mowers

Battery size: Most cordless electric lawn mowers run on a single or two batteries that can be anywhere from 20V to 80V.

Charger: Naturally, you will need a charger with your battery powered lawn mower, unless you already have one in your shared power tool setup.

Extra battery: Mowing the lawn you will quickly appreciate an extra battery to quickly switch and continue working. Unless you have a small lawn or you are running on a high voltage battery.

Run-time: Run-time has a lot to do with battery power. Check specs (and reviews) for the actual runtime that the mower provides. Typically, mowers have a runtime of 30-60 minutes depending on battery size.

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Ad advantage of battery powered lawn mowers is that you can often use it around a shared power source system, using the same battery for blowers, trimmers and more.

Brushless: A so-called “brushless” mower will adjust the power to the task. Electronic sensors will slow the battery down running by small grass, and fasten the speed when the green is thicker. Brushless mowers are typically more expensive, but on the downside they are often not self-propelled.

Mowing deck width in inches: The width of the mowing is important if you have a larger lawn, because it will reduce the total mowing time. Most electric lawn mowers have between 13 and 21 inch of mowing deck.

Self-propelling: Some lawn mowers are self-propelling, meaning you don’t have to push the mower, and can adjust the speed. This also drains battery, of course, which takes away from run time. So check reviews for run time if you select a self-propelling lawn mower.

Battery powered lawn mowers
Battery powered lawn mowers can take most lawns in need of some tender, loving care.

Height setting: All modern lawn mowers have 5-7 height settings that will allow you to adjust the cutting height of the grass.

Build quality: Most battery powered lawn mowers are built just as well as the traditional lawn mowers. But look at negative reviews to check on build quality.

Effective for mowing: Naturally, a lawn mowers needs to be efficient and do a great job at mowing the lawn.

Battery powered lawn mowers
Storage is easier with battery powered mowers.

Ease of use: The design and ergonomics of the mower has a lot to say. Read reviews to learn if buyers grow fatigued from mowing.

Vibration: A unit will vibrate at a certain RPM. Check reviews for high reported vibration, something that quickly adds to fatigue. The brushless motors can sometimes resonate.

Noise: Electric lawn mowers don’t make a whole lot of noise, something most users really like about this type of garden tool. The neighbor will appreciate this as well!

#1 tip: Make sure the reported mower run time meets your requirements, which has to do with battery size. Don’t buy too small. Also think about shared power sources for other tools right off the bat.

Accessories: Some mowers come with useful accessories. Of course, you need the battery charger and the battery.

Mulching: Some mowers like the EGO will also do mulching, which recirculates the grass clippings under the deck.

Warranty: Check manufacturer warranty before purchasing.

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