Corporations are rushing like crazy to get their electric “green” products on the market. Are they doing this because there’s massive consumer demand? No. They’re doing it to push a progressive ideology, which is the worst reason ever. If you’re not listening to the market and creating products based on demand, you will fail. Remember the big “solar” boom back when Obama was in office? All those “green jobs” that were supposed to be sweeping the nation?
You probably don’t remember, because they all went bust pretty quickly. The American public isn’t ready for sweeping changes. Now, many people who live in big liberal cities, probably love the idea of an electric car, if they even drive — most walk or use public transportation. But for people in the suburbs, who drive long distances, EVs make little sense.
But regardless, companies are going crazy making “green products,” and it looks like karma is having some fun with them along the way.
During an equipment expo, popular tool company DeWalt watched their prototype electric lawnmower bust into flames. In fact, things got so bad, the fire department had to come and put it out.
Seriously, you don’t want to mess with these ion battery fires.
Dewalt broke out their new electric mower at equipment expo…. Hell of a sales pitch “electric is the future” ? how about those emissions ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/oS4sXb411N
— AL Kid™? (@Robertfritz33) October 25, 2022
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If you’re following social media, you likely know that on the opening day of Equip Expo 2022 (formerly GIE), a prototype DeWalt battery-powered zero-turn lawn mower ignited and caught fire. Fortunately, we are not aware of any injuries. While it makes for exciting headlines and lots of conversation, I believe there are some points worth adding.
First of all, this was a prototype DeWalt Ascent battery-powered zero-turn lawn mower—not a final production model. In speaking with Stanley Black & Decker President, Christine Potter following the press conference announcing the mower, she told us that designing this is even more complex than an electric vehicle. In addition to the drive systems that need to be in place, you’re adding spinning blades along with making it far tougher for the environment it has to thrive in.
While you don’t expect an issue on this level with your prototypes, you do expect to find areas that need improvement. That’s why you have a prototype phase in the design process.
Of course, having this level of failure happen publically is a nightmare for everyone involved. The design team has surely had a long night and will continue to have long days working to figure out what happened. The marketing team and executives will be having many meetings to decide how to address it to the public.
The people behind the product are going to learn from the analysis and it’s going to help them make the final product better. Moreso, the industry as a whole is going to be waiting to hear what happened and learn from it as well, making battery-powered lawnmowers better and safer no matter what brand you choose.
Keep in mind, there are real human beings behind the product design and manufacturing. They’re motivated to create products that perform well and are safe to use. In the case of DeWalt commercial lawn mowers, they’re designing them to be the premium Stanley Black & Decker mowers above the Hustler and Cub Cadet brands that are also part of the group.
I get it, people want o cover for these battery fires, and say they don’t happen very often… But maybe the reason they didn’t happen often, was because there were that many of them in the market.
I have heard of a lot of issues with these battery fires, and I know they’re very different from other fires and much more dangerous.
Fire officials have to be trained specially in order to deal with those fires safely.