Just as a followup, I received the model C-220 Elite charger, and it works fine with the 3 Ah L-300 and 6 Ah L-600 Elite batteries. I was tempted to see if it would work with one my G-MAX batteries until I read the label on the back of the charger. Yikes !Let's hope it is just a capacity issue in that the G-MAX charger could only handle up to 4Ah batteries so they had to come up with a new charger for the new Elite Series that can be above 4Ah.
Other than higher capacity, I don't thing there's any advantage. I think it's just some sort of marketing thing. Basically, I think Greenworks is trying to position their Elite tool lineup as their premium version of their 40 volt tools. When Greenworks first introduced the G-MAX battery line, some of their tools were designated DigiPro with premium brushless motors and digital controls. These tools were noticeably higher quality and made more sturdily. All the new Elite tools also feature brushless motors and higher capacity batteries than their regular G-MAX brethren. I also think that the Elite series are being sold more outside the USA, particularly Canada, which is why they do not currently appear on the Greenworks USA website. So, no, I don't think the G-MAX lineup is being phased out, although it's possible that it will be renamed in the future. In any event, you probably don't want to buy an Elite battery, unless you already own a G-MAX charger that is new enough to charge it.what advantage do Elite batteries offer? is 'regular' G-max being phased-out?