Battery vs Petrol: An infographic overview

Thinking of updating your outdoor power equipment but not sure what to go for? Choosing a cordless,battery product over one that uses petrol is now a serious discussion. We’ve put together an easy-to read infographic showing the many benefits battery has to offer.

Battery power is transforming the way people can work. Cordless convenience has transcended the consumer gardeners’ electrical products into the everyday working life of the professional using outdoor power tools. Battery powered electric chain saws, brushcutters, hedgetrimmers and power blowers, once thought to be too underpowered  to be serious contenders to petrol two-stroke machines, now reach into the hands of groundsmen, forestry workers, landscapers and professional gardeners. What’s transformed the way we view battery power is partly the rapid fall in the price of Lithium-ion batteries in recent years, and partly the technological advances. Heading the list in this battery versus petrol debate is the question of power, closely followed by ecology, convenience, ease of use and safety.

The advances with Lithium-ion technology have seen dramatic increases in the amount of power available in ergonomically designed tools for everyday use. Gone is the need for fuel filling and on-site petrol storage. Instead we have a simple philosophy of charge and go. No tugging away with recoil starts, just the press of a button or flick of switch and you have instant full power. Cordless power is clean and easy to use, with the benefit of low noise and low emissions in the workplace, which makes the tools ideal for use in sensitive areas.

ECHO produces two ranges of Lithium-ion battery powered tools, 50V and 58V, built to professional standards for both professionals and consumers.

To find out more about ECHO’s range of battery powered outdoor power tools, speak to your local authorised ECHO dealer, visit or call 0800 597 7777 for more information.

To find out more about ECHO outdoor power tools, speak to your local authorised ECHO dealer, visit or call 0800 597 7777 for more information.