With amendments to the Road Traffic Act 2016 looming, insurers will have an easy way of registering total loss vehicles in line with new legislation thanks to a new total loss solution from Audatex and Cartell.
Well known UK parts recycling company Hills Salvage and Recycling Ltd has been acquired by Copart UK. Copart is an auto salvage agent which has been successful in partnering with insurance companies on the supply of used parts.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the most up to date results of End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) processing and treatment in Ireland in 2020. For the third year in a row, ELV Environmental Services (ELVES) has met targets of over 85% reuse and recycling, and 95% when including recovery.
Brexit has brought many changes and in End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) management it has meant a change in the qualification needed by Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) to remove F-Gas air conditioning gases from ELVs.
Electric ELVES in-person hybrid and electric vehicle training returned this month with training delivered at Plunket College, Dublin, the Nissan Academy in Naas and at the Waterford Wexford Training Centre in Waterford.
ELVES, the compliance scheme for End-of-Life Vehicles, has taken another step forward to ensure that all types of vehicles can be safely recycled, by installing Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Tank purging and flaring equipment at metal recyclers in Ireland. The portable equipment will mean that LPG tanks from vehicles can now be safely discharged at a range of locations around Ireland.
This December ELVES will once again be offering ATFs in Ireland the opportunity to undertake electric and hybrid vehicle awareness training through its Electric ELVES programme. In addition to basic awareness training, this round of training will see a more advanced course offered to participants that have already completed the introductory course.
One of the UK’s largest end-of-life vehicle processors, Recycling Lives, is developing a ground-breaking solution that uses hard-to-recycle automotive shredder residue (ASR) to deliver renewable energy and reduce waste-to-landfill.