We here at Paul Rigby Group are taking our steps towards contributing to a more sustainable future, we believe that we can all take our own initiative to work towards a cleaner future, we all have to take responsibility as one and as a business. We have multiple dealerships located in Birmingham, Stourbridge, Redditch and Bromsgrove which gives us plenty of opportunity to do our bit for a more sustainable future.
So, what exactly are we doing to play our part in a more sustainable future? Well...
In all of our dealerships we have multiple charging points set up allowing for customers to charge their Plug-In Hybrid car or fully electric car free of charge! We also have one DC Rapid Chargers each at our Volvo and MG dealerships allowing for customers to fast charge their fully electric cars at their leisure. The DC Rapid Chargers charge at a rate of up to 170Kw while the smaller ones allow charging up to 20Kw.
Like any dealership or large business, we throw out a lot of waste and rubbish but being mindful of this, we take steps to ensure it is better disposed of. Where we can, we recycle what we throw away so that it can be used again for another purpose. Inside our dealership we have paper and plastic recycling bins allowing staff and customers to throw away items they are finished with and allowing them to be recycled and reused in the future.
With our brands selling Plug-In Hybrid and fully electric cars we know that disposal of an electric cars battery isn't the simplest of of tasks, but we have taken the time to educate our staff on the recommended steps to suggest to customers ways that these batteries can be disposed of correctly and safely. Not all batteries can be efficiently recycled but where possible we do our upmost to ensure ourselves, our staff and our customers are aware of the battery recycling options they have available to them and we are on hand to answer any questions regarding this subject.
We ensure that the energy suppliers we use are ones who can provide us electricity that comes from carbon neutral sources, this is the same electricity that is used for all of our charging points around our group therefore providing our EV customers with carbon neutral electricity.
With our group operating a different number of service workshops we aim to be mindful of where and what we are disposing, oil is one of those. We ensure that any waste oil from our vehicles is recycled in the best and most efficient way where possible.
Where possible, we supply our employees with PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid) or BEV (Electric Cars) over the conventional combustion engine option to help aid in lowing unnecessary emissions in and out of business hours. This also allows our staff to gain a better understanding of our electric vehicles allowing them to help answer and educate our customer exploring electric cars.
As a dealership group who owns multiple sites, some of our staff are required too travel to and from various locations. To help in saving time and pollution to the environment we schedule video calls regularly to avoid having to travel via car or any other method of combustion engine travel, whether that be our staff within the group or those from within our brands.