Selfishly hoping that gas goes to $40 a gallon so I never have to hear a gas-powered lawnmower again.
@craigmaloney You'd still hear them out here. No way to use an electric mower to maintain 1.5 acres of property.
But - when I lived in the city and had a smaller lawn, I wished the cordless electric mowers had been affordable. I would have preferred to use one of them instead of a gas powered mower.
@alexisvl @craigmaloney Zero maintenance lawns have existed for a while. They are good when they can be implemented on a small scale. But something like 1.5 acres is a bit more difficult to implement it.
Plus, I'd personally have concerns about ecological impact, especially given that I live in farming country.
@craigmaloney I feel like I remember learning you can put something even more awful in little two-strokes like that... kerosene maybe?
Here in Italy gas is over 2.10 €/litre, that makes $8.50/gal.
In December it was at $7.20/gal.
Do you think people stopped to use motors?
And do you think oil companies will reduce the price, seeing that people don't reduce the consumption?
@GustavinoBevilacqua you do realize my original comment was half serious / half in jest?
And if gas becomes unaffordable folks will be more motivated to find alternatives. $8.50 a gallon puts a pinch in spending but is still affordable. Filling up your lawnmower at $40 a mow (roughly) will make you think twice about mowing.
But at least mowing has a sort of "scope".
What about going errand with a boat gurgling 10 gallons/hr, or running (but to go where?) with a go-kart?
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