• Gas-Powered Equipment Banned?

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    October 26, 2021

    Reprinted from California Landscape Contractors Association Website

    On October 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law that orders state regulators to ban the sale of new gas-powered equipment using small off-road engines (SORE), which includes all lawn and landscape equipment, pressure washers and generators, as early as 2024. Read More

    A recent webinar, presented by the California Landscape Contractors Association and the National Association of Landscape Professionals, outlined what has happened, what is expected to happen, and how green industry professionals can balance their commitment to be stewards of the environment while maintaining financial viability.

    The webinar explored the failure to acknowledge the differences between commercial and residential uses and recognize the fact that commercial zero-emission equipment is currently not yet comparable to gas-powered equipment due to:

    Increased costs
    Performance shortfalls
    Battery compatibility issues
    Lack of adequate infrastructure to support full transition

    Download Webinar Slide Deck (17 MB PDF)
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