The Green Direction: Battery as a clean energy source

Will cordless tools replace their petrol counterparts? Industry research indicates that this may be upon us within the next few years. Analyses of the sales of power tools do not lie - globally, this market is worth USD 14.4 billion and is expected to reach 26.29 billion in 2026 assuming an annual increase of 10.54%[1]. Where do these optimistic forecasts come from?

Cordless tools are becoming extremely popular. This is due to the shortcomings of petrol-powered appliances, which are becoming increasingly troublesome for users - not only do they emit exhaust fumes and operate very loudly, but also their running costs are significantly higher. It suffices to mention the need for regular oil, spark plug and other component changes, as well as time-consuming maintenance.

User inconvenience and operating costs are one thing, but we must also pay attention to the environmental impact of petrol-powered appliances. The US government agency EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) has concluded that one petrol lawnmower emits 40 kg of CO2 and 15 kg of other pollutants per year[2]. If we add to this the information about the sale of 6 million petrol lawnmowers per year in the United States[3], we will see that the problem is extremely serious and leaves a clear carbon footprint on our planet.

So it is no surprise that after the arrival of quiet, emission-free and virtually maintenance-free versions of garden or construction equipment on the market, many people have turned to power tools.

 

The benefits of cordless tools

The selection of cordless tools is impressive - the shops offer drill/drivers, angle grinders, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, sabre saws, grass trimmers, lawnmowers, jigsaws and much more. Virtually every petrol-powered tool has its cordless version, which is distinguished by its wide range of applications and numerous advantages. The following features speak in favour of choosing power tools:

 

  • they allow you to select the operating speed of the device (usually there are several modes),
  • they provide a high level of comfort and safety of use,
  • they are easier to keep clean because they do not use petrol or oils,
  • they offer greater stability and thus accuracy during operation,
  • they are easy to start (just press a button),
  • they are mobile, not limited by cables,
  • they are much lighter than their petrol-powered counterparts,
  • they have low failure rates because their simple design doesn't use components that often break down in the case of petrol-powered equipment (e.g. pistons, cylinders, electrical systems),
  • once charged, the battery maintains a constant level of energy,

and above all - they are more ecological because they do not emit exhaust fumes.

 

A second life for cordless tools

In the event of malfunctioning power tools it is usually sufficient to replace the battery with a new one. Green Cell is aware of the limited battery life available on the market, which is why its range includes batteries for a wide variety of cordless tools that are compatible with the most popular brands.

The idea of giving a second life to equipment does not only apply to laptops and phones - Green Cell is also implementing this vision when selling power tool batteries. By replacing used components, faulty cordless tools do not end up in the trash, but instead gain another life. In 2020, customers of the Green Cell shop saved almost 90,000 power tools! This is how you can not only save your electrical appliances at a low cost, but also take care of the planet - try to choose ecological solutions from proven manufacturers.

[1]Arizton, https://www.arizton.com/market-reports/cordless-power-tools-market, access: 25.06.2021
[2]Only Natural Energy, https://www.onlynaturalenergy.com/grass-lawns-are-an-ecological-catastrophe/, access: 25.06.2021
[3]NBC News, https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna18866478, access: 25.06.2021

The text was created as part of the "Green Direction" campaign which is organized by North and Green Cell. You can read more about the initiative's assumptions here.