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Phasing out of gas-powered landscaping equipment begins this summer in Ottawa

City makes commitment to electric equipment

The City of Ottawa’s parks and forestry and roads and parking services departments will be using electric-powered landscaping equipment this summer as a pilot test for suitability. The initiative is being enacted in response to the National Capital Commission’s resolve to ban gas-powered landscaping equipment, beginning April 1, 2023. The city says it is committed to phasing out gas-powered equipment when it requires replacement.