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LED Lighting, Solar & Recycling

Lithia Motors received the Big Shine Energy SAAZ Award 2020 for our efforts in LED lighting upgrades. Currently, 55% of our locations have interior LED lighting and 64% have exterior LED lighting. We are proud to report that all current and future dealership renovations will include LED lighting upgrades. We plan to continue to invest an estimated $1 million each year in energy-efficient lighting projects.

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Recycling & Waste Management

Many of our locations have implemented and committed to extensive recycling programs, thus living the core value to Take Personal Ownership. Our dealerships have developed creative ways to reduce and recycle waste, such as recycling used engine oil for in-house fuel heaters. Many of our locations throughout North Dakota, Alaska, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Texas are generating over half of their annual heat from used engine oil. This effort offsets energy costs while recycling an otherwise wasted product.

Most of our locations are also recycling used antifreeze, lead acid batteries, metal scraps, used tires, paper waste and many other waste streams produced at the dealerships that would otherwise end up in a landfill. We will continue to develop practices and programs to recycle and reduce our waste streams.