Rybrook Automotive has embarked on a £1.4m multi-site solar and EV charging project, delivered by renewable energy systems specialist EnergyForce.
The national motor dealer is installing almost 4,000 solar PV panels and 71 EV charging stations across 17 sites across the Midlands and North West of England.
This is providing 141 EV charging sockets across BMW, MINI, and Jaguar Land Rover sites and, once complete, the project will help generate 1.39MW, to help the company offset approximately 302 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Rybrook Automotive is one of the largest privately owned car dealer groups in the UK, with showrooms across the North West, South West and the Midlands. It represents major specialist and luxury marques including Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren, MINI, Pininfarina, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Volvo.
The project is part of a programme by Rybrook Automotive to enhance the sustainability of its operations alongside increasing the provision of in-showroom EV chargers as it increases its activity in the electric car market.
Chris Page, Rybrook Automotive property director, said: “The solutions were specifically tailored to the various different site locations and business needs. We are looking forward to the future benefits that this project will deliver for our businesses and we follow our long-term business strategy to increase our sustainability.”