Cleveland Car Dealership Working Toward a More Sustainable Future

Cleveland Car Dealership Working Toward a More Sustainable Future


JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week pays
a visit to Cleveland, Ohio, where a local car dealership is striving for a more sustainable
future. From new LED lighting, to reclaiming water
at their car wash, to adding two electric vehicle charging stations, Motorcars Honda
is going the extra mile to conserve energy and natural resources. Their new solar lot canopy, with 1,240 solar
panels, uses beams made from recycled cars. The panels will generate 60%-70% of the dealership’s
peak electricity needs. ANDREW CHIARELLI: Car dealerships have a lot
of space. And to cover their cars and keep their inventory
safe and produce energy, it’s a win/win situation. JOHN DAVIS: They hope to add a solar canopy
at their Toyota franchise too, where 50% of the loaner fleet are hybrids. Working with the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities
Coalition, this forward-thinking dealer group is making a responsible mark in northeast
Ohio.

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