The Ion is a 40 Volt battery operated ice auger that is a revolution in ice cutting technology. No more mixing gas and oil, no more lugging around heavy batteries to be able to drill more than a few holes. The Ion is powered by a single, rechargeable, 40v battery pack; yet can drill up to 40 holes on a charge. And because it's lithium powered it weights as much as half the competitors electric auger. The Planetary Gear Transmission gives an optimal combination of high power and low weight.