Don’t break your back this winter. These battery powered snow shovels make quick work of clearing decks, steps, patios and sidewalks. No need for gas or extension cords, the rechargeable batteries supply more than enough power.


Cheaper than a traditional snow blower, a battery powered snow shovel is essentially a narrow snow thrower, making it perfect for sidewalks and walkways.

They are much lighter than a snow blower yet still powerful, consider these snow throwers traditional shovels on steroids.

One of the best things about these battery powered snow throwers is that they are designed to tackle stairs and other tight places that a traditional snow blower won’t fit into.


Best Battery Powered Snow Shovels


Snow Joe iON 40-volt Cordless Snow Shovel with Rechargeable Ecosharp Lithium-ion Battery

  • Snow Joe iON13SS 40-volt Cordless Snow Thrower40 V 4.0 Ah EcoSharp rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 52 minutes of whisper-quiet run time.
  • No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords.
  • 2-blade paddle auger throws snow up to 25 feet; cuts 13 in. wide x 6 in. deep.
  • 500 W brushless motor moves up to 300 lbs of snow per minute.

List Price: $249.99
Best Price: $239.75

The iON is the latest entry from Snow Joe, a popular and well-respected snow blower and thrower brand. It is compact and lightweight weighing about 12 pounds.

The iON starts up instantly with the touch of a button so there is no need for gas and cords. Its 40-volt lithium ION battery provides up to 50 minutes of runtime. The iON has a 500-watt brushless motor which will clear a path 13 inches wide and 6 inches deep throwing the snow up to 25 feet.

The iON comes well packaged and assembly is very easy and requires no tools. Simply connect the handle and attach the upper end to the lower end and you’re done.

Charge the battery for 2.5 hours on the first charge and the battery power indicator lights will all illuminate green. The three indicator lights let you know how much battery charge is left.

See it in action


Buy The Snow Joe iON 40-volt Cordless Snow Shovel Here



  • Lightweight at 12 pounds
  • Compact 13 inches
  • Surprisingly quiet
  • 50 minute run time
  • Throw snow 25 feet
  • Well priced



  • Only throws snow in one direction


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Snow Joe does offer a 13 inch Electric Snow Shovel that costs less than the battery powered snow shovel.

Snow Joe Electric Snow Shovel

Snow Joe 323E 13-Inch 10-Amp Electric Snow Shovel

Price: $60.99


GreenWorks Pro 80V 12″ Snow Shovel with 2AH Battery and Charger Included

  • 45 minutes of runtime on fully charged 2.0AH Battery80V_20-Inch_Cordless_Snow_Shovel
  • Brushless motor
  • 12-inch shoveling width
  • 4-inch clearing depth
  • Discharge up to 20 ft.

List Price: $349.00
Best Price: $314.63

A bit more expensive than the iON is the Green Works Pro Battery Powered Snow Shovel has advanced battery technology. Green Works prides its self on its batteries claiming you get the same performance as you would with gas models.

One nice thing about this cordless snow shovel is that you can purchase it with or without the battery as Green Works offers batteries of varying voltage and can be interchanged with other Green Works products.


Buy The GreenWorks Pro 80V 12″ Snow Shovel Here


  • Lightweight at 15 pounds
  • Compact 12 inch clearing width allows you to reach tight spaces
  • Various battery configurations (purchase without the battery)
  • Fast charging time of only 30 minutes



  • Only throws snow in one direction
  • Expensive

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Green Works does offer a corded version of its 12-inch electric snow shovel which costs much less.


GreenWorks 2600802 8 Amp 12″ Corded Snow Shovel
Price: $81.33



  • City Dwellers who are required to keep their sidewalk clean and dig out their car after a storm.
  • Folks with decks and patios that need to be cleared especially for egress.
  • Small Driveway owners
  • Older folks who have trouble shoveling
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