Delaware town considers ban on gas-powered equipment

If passed, the ordinance would be effective Dec. 31, 2022.

November 25, 2020

LEWES, Delaware. – Lewes officials are considering a ban on gas-powered landscaping equipment that uses two-stroke engines. If passed, the ordinance would be effective Dec. 31, 2022. 

A two-stroke engine requires a mixture of gasoline and oil and is used in lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers, weed eaters and other commonly used machines.

While battery technology is rapidly improving, landscaping companies agree that most battery-powered equipment is not ready for heavy use in a commercial setting.

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