San Antonio, Texas–(business wire)–Principal Automotive Group presented the 2022 Sustainability Awards of Excellence to Principal BMW and MINI locations in San Antonio from BMW North America at the recent BMW North America National Dealer Conference in Palm Springs. Announcing the award. California. Principal BMW and his MINI of San Antonio is one of only three dealerships among 370 dealerships in the United States to be recognized for BMW North America’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship.
The Excellence in Sustainability Awards highlight dealer best practices across three key areas: promotion of electrification (activities to promote electric mobility); circular economy (recycling activities in dealer operations);
Principal BMW and San Antonio’s MINI are committed to the purpose of the Principal Automotive Group.To be a trustworthy and caring friend who helps people live their lives in a sustainable wayIn January 2021, Principal Auto switched on a solar panel array to reduce its carbon and CO2 footprint. With about 2,700 panels, he’s one of the largest arrays in US car dealerships. This photovoltaic array produces more than 1.2 million kilowatt hours each year, offsetting his 40-70% of the dealer’s electricity consumption. The BMW of North America Awards recognized San Antonio dealers and Principal Automotive Group as leaders in sustainability not just for San Antonio, but for the entire North American region.
Project statistics and environmental impact:
Physical array size: 70,000 square feet or more
Energy Offset Percentage: 40% – 70%
This array offsets 2,000,000 pounds. of carbon each year.
This is the amount of carbon sequestered by 1,200 acres of U.S. forests each year, or 15,000 tree seedlings grown in 10 years.
“Dealers across North America are powerful ambassadors to further strengthen the image of the BMW brand as a sustainability leader. I would like to highlight their influence,” said Sebastian Mackensen. , President and CEO of BMW NA. “More than ever, consumers want to do business with brands and retailers who share their values, and this recognition helps dealers shine a spotlight on their sustainability efforts.”
Abigail Kampmann, CEO and co-founder of Principal Auto Group, said: The project represents Principal Automotive Group’s San Antonio commitment to his community, making investments to reduce his carbon footprint and his CO2 emissions for years to come. In 2023, Volvo plans to begin installing solar panels at its corporate offices and principal Volvo Cars San Antonio. ”
About Principle Automotive Group:
Principle Auto is an independent automotive group headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, which operates numerous auto dealerships in Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi. The group has been in business for more than his 50 years, but in 2014 a management restructuring took place to form the Principal Automotive Group. Principal Automotive Group strives to provide a welcoming, transparent and positive environment for its employees and customers. The Principle Automotive Group is home to the Principle Promise. We respect you and the opportunity to serve you. We deliver exceptional value. We value your time. We take the risk, not you.