A cordless electric snowblower is now on the market.
The Snow Joe iON is powered by a rechargeable, 40-volt lithium-ion battery that’s Energy Star certified. It can run for 25 to 40 minutes on a 2½- to three-hour charge.
The manufacturer says the single-stage snowblower can clear an 18-inch-wide path of snow up to 8 inches deep, making it appropriate for areas that don’t usually get heavy snowfalls. It has an LED headlight and a chute that rotates up to 180 degrees automatically with the push of a switch.
The machine can be ordered for $399.99 from Amazon.com, Wayfair.com, Power Equipment Direct (www.powerequipmentdirect.com) and the Snow Joe website (www.snowjoe.com), with delivery expected in November. It is also expected to be available soon from Brookstone, Hammacher Schlemmer, HomeDepot.com and Sharper Image.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge