No fumes! Less noise! No more wrenched shoulders from yanking on starter cords! It’s not like an electric walk-behind mower will make cutting the grass a ton of fun, but these highly efficient machines certainly deserve a look. Advances in lithium-ion batteries are no longer anemic and can power serious yard-crunching machines, and lighter, corded mowers make it even easier to keep smaller yards trim and looking good. Their popularity means there are tons of choices on the market, from basic models suited for a quick lawn trim to more powerful units that will mulch on the go. There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to an electric mower, from which power source is best for you to how much power you’ll need to get deep in the weeds. When you’re ready to say goodbye to smoke-belching, eardrum-rattling gasoline mowers, here are three things to consider in an earth- and shoulder-friendly electric mower.