Green Your Drive

Don Beyer Volvo Partners for Novel Environmental Initiative

Falls Church-based Don Beyer Volvo launched a major new environmental initiative this week, teaming with a Rockville-based clean energy company to buy Renewable Energy Credits (REC) with every car sold to offset with wind power each vehicle’s estimated first year of carbon emissions.

The new Beyer program, in partnership with Clean Currents LLC, is called “Green Your Drive.” In addition to former Virginia Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer, the CEO of Don Beyer Volvo, Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner and City Councilman David Snyder and Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross were present an the unveiling of the initiative Tuesday.

Every car purchased at Beyer’s Falls Church, Alexandria, Dulles and Winchester showrooms will trigger the dealership’s purchase of a carbon emission-offsetting REC. Each REC, being 100 percent wind powered, will offset an estimated 15,000 pounds of carbon emissions per vehicle per year.

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