CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cub Cadet has announced that its RZT S ZERO fully electric-powered zero-turn riding mower with steering-wheel control and four-wheel steering has received the coveted Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics, a Hearst publication devoted to science and technology.

The award is given annually to the top 10 people and products that represent the highest standard in innovation and execution.” Previous winners of this award include Apple’s iPhone, GM’s Crash Avoidance System, Microsoft’s Surface + Windows 8 tablet and the Nintendo Wii.

The RZT S ZERO is an extension of the proven, award-winning Cub Cadet RZT S line of zero-turn riding mowers. It offers four-wheel steering controlled by an operator-friendly steering wheel. But it’s also what you don’t get that’s breakthrough: zero engine noise, zero emissions, zero gasoline and oil, zero belts and filters and zero cumbersome lap bars. 

In selecting the candidates and winners of the 2013 Breakthrough Awards, the editors of Popular Mechanics canvassed a wide range of experts, including dozens of past Breakthrough Award winners, in fields ranging from aerospace and robotics to medicine and energy. PM editors tested hundreds of products in a wide range of categories throughout the year to arrive at the true game-changers for the Breakthrough product awards. Cub Cadet will receive the award at an invitation-only conference and gala ceremony at Hearst Tower in New York City on October 22. It will also be recognized in the November issue of Popular Mechanics, available on newsstands on October 15.