By Nima Kapadia

Creating an alternative to the conventional, gasoline-powered lawn mower is “work of art” that has gotten the Neuton recognition at museums this summer.

The Neuton battery-powered lawn mower will be on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry till January 4, 2009 as part of Wired Magazine’s Smart Homes exhibit. The mower will also be featured at the U.S. Botanic Garden’s “One Planet Ours!” exhibit in Washington D.C. until October 13, 2008.

“We love being a part of both exhibits,” said Tom Hughes, Product Manager for Neuton. “It’s a perfect fit. The Neuton is a smart, environment tool – and it looks cool enough to be in any museum.”

Gas mowers are responsible for nearly 5 percent of our nation’s total air pollution with over 800 million gallons of gasoline used on lawns each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Compared to the traditional mower, the Neuton operates on a rechargeable battery that can run for approximately an hour on a single charge. The mower also uses less than 10 cents worth of electricity, with the battery itself being 95 percent recyclable.

Other features include:

  • A push-start button
  • A 14-inch and 19 inch wide-cut model
  • A quiet rotary motor
  • Weight ranging from 48 to 69 pounds

The mower can also cover approximately 1/4 acre (15,000 square feet). However, a common complaint among consumers is its ability to perform heavy-duty tasks such as hills and large lawns.

Since 2003, Neuton has helped prevent 37 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere. Over 100,000 mowers have been sold. For more information on Neuton mowers visit the company website.

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