end-of-life vehicle News

  • Campaign for recovery of end-of-life vehicles

    In Finland, about 100,000-140,000 scrap cars are dismantled every year, of which only 20 per cent pass through the official ELV (End of Life Vehicle) recovery system. So car dealers are now repeating their campaign from last autumn in order to collect old end-of-life vehicles to be recycled in licensed scrap yards. During the campaign, the last owner of the car will receive a 500-euro voucher ...

  • EA: End-of-life vehicles must be disposed of correctly

    A businessman from Evesham, Worcestershire, has been fined £8,315 for the improper dismantling of cars and careless practice. The Environment Agency took Richard Francis Hartwell to court and he pleaded guilty to four charges relating to non-compliance to his waste management licence and depositing end-of-life vehicles on land which did not have a licence in force. EA inspectors found that ...

  • Environment: Commission takes Poland to Court over failings in end-of-life vehicles legislation

    The European Commission is taking Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to properly implement EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles (ELV). The Commission has concerns about Poland's implementation of the collection and recycling system ...

  • Environment: Commission refers ROMANIA to Court over failure to transpose legislation on end-of-life vehicles

    The European Commission is referring Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to transpose revised EU legislation on end-of-life vehicles into domestic law. The End-of-Life Vehicles Directive aims to make vehicle dismantling and recycling more environmentally friendly, prohibiting the use of certain hazardous substances in vehicles put on the market after 1 July ...

  • WRAP report reaffirms recycling is the best end of life option for most materials

    Fresh research regarding the environmental benefits of recycling reaffirms that recycling generally remains the best option for most materials in the UK waste stream. Work undertaken by the Waste & Resources Action Programme reviewed life cycle analyses of additional materials from the previous report carried out in 2006, including food waste, garden waste, textiles and biopolymers. Other ...

  • The real numbers on hybrid vehicles

    B.C. is a hotbed for gas-electric hybrid vehicle sales - one-quarter of all hybrids sold in Canada are sold here. And with surging gas prices and concerns about global warming, the hype around hybrids is expected to intensify. Still, questions remain about whether gas savings in a hybrid are enough to offset its higher sticker price. How much "green" will you save by "going green" in a hybrid - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plugging into an electric vehicle revolution

    Over the next three months, staff from Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet will use the PHEVs for their daily drive to work and for leisure as part of CSIRO and SP AusNet trial. CSIRO engineers have modified the PHEVs to carry a 30Ah NiMH battery which is capable of holding a 6kw charge, and a battery charger, to allow the cars to plug into and charge with electricity from the grid or from ...

  • Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Electric Vehicles 2012-2022 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Accelerated vehicle vibration measurements

    To make triaxial measurements easier for automotive and industrial engineers, Brüel & Kjær has created a new charge accelerometer, which enables fast and reliable high temperature tests - Type 4527‐C. The 4527‐C only needs one cable to link up with the three output channels on a data analyzer system, reducing set up time during tests. With an operational temperature up ...

  • Electric vehicle consumer survey

    Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were first commercially available in 2010, and by 2012 their numbers had grown significantly, with many auto manufacturers adding new models to their fleets. A number of auto manufacturers are electrifying their fleets with new models. In the United States, sales of electric vehicles are estimated to reach 47,966 in 2012. Pike Research anticipates the category ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government reminder to recycle not abandon vehicles

    Concern that more old cars and vans will be abandoned due to uncertainty in the scrap metal markets has prompted the Government to remind owners to dispose of old vehicles properly. The Department for Business has urged owners to take their old vehicles to an Authorised Treatment Facility. It said the vast majority of the population live within 10 miles of a manufacturer-ATF but any owner who is ...

  • 225 car2go vehicles roll into Vancouver

    car2go, the world's first free floating carsharing service, announced today that a fleet of 225 smart "car2go edition" vehicles will be ready for "ondemand" rentals beginning on June 18th in Vancouver. On April 27th, car2go Canada Ltd CEO Nicholas Cole and Mayor Gregor Robertson announced Vancouver, British Columbia as the first Canadian city selected to launch the innovative carsharing service, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Just what is a hybrid electric vehicle?

    Basically, a hybrid electric vehicle combines an internal combustion engine and an electric motor powered by batteries, merging the best features of today"s combustion engine cars and electric vehicles. The combination allows the electric motor and batteries to help the conventional engine operate more efficiently, cutting down on fuel use. Meanwhile, the gasoline-fueled combustion engine ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New vehicle noise standards proposed

    After a twenty-year wait, the European Commission has today proposed new standards to cut noise levels from cars, vans, buses and lorries. Reacting to the proposal, Nina Renshaw, deputy director at Transport and Environment, said: “While this proposal is a welcome move in the right direction, it should have gone farther and faster. The vast majority of cars for sale already meet step 1 of ...

  • Germany boosts electric vehicle development

    Germany, the birthplace of Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW, plans to become a global leader for developing low-carbon vehicles.  The country will increase electric vehicle production from less than 2,000 units currently to 1 million units by 2020 and 5 million units by 2030, aided by some 500 million euros (US$705 million) in research funding through 2012, the government announced last month. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Electric Vehicles: 10 Predictions for 2013

    By the end of 2013, nearly 400,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be driving on roads around the world. Consumers will be able to choose from a greatly enhanced selection of models in an expanding number of vehicle segments. In order to analyze the impacts of these and other key issues facing the EV industry, Pike Research has prepared a freewhite paper that makes 10 predictions about the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Peugeot vows to replace plastic polymers in vehicles

    PSA-Peugeot Citroen has pledged to replace up to a third of the plastic polymers in its cars with recyclable materials by 2015. Currently around 20% of the weight of Peugeot vehicles are made of non-recyclable plastic polymers, including spoilers, supports, parcel shelves and seating. The company aims to replace a third of these with natural fibres such as flax and hemp, bioplastics and plastic ...

  • Government urged to take action on scrap vehicle controls

    Calls for tighter controls on the treatment of scrap vehicles are being backed by MEP Chris Davies following his recent visit to Axion Polymers’ end-of-life (ELV) vehicle recycling facility in Trafford Park, Manchester. He was invited to tour Axion’s Shredder Waste Advanced Processing Plant (SWAPP) by CarTakeBack.com Ltd, the UK's largest scrap car ...

  • SAP and Siemens lead the charge of electric vehicles

    As electric vehicles continue to capture the attention of consumers and governments around the globe, the future adoption of these vehicles is seen by some as a key enabler of lower worldwide carbon emissions. While the global spotlight on sustainability increases, wider collaboration among stakeholders is necessary to bring the prospect of electric vehicles to fruition. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and ...

  • HPEV Update on Vehicle Conversion and Motor/Generator Technologies

    HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: BIBB) (formerly Z3 Enterprises, Inc.) announced today that the Company has reached another milestone on the road to completion of its initial vehicle plug-in hybrid conversion. Sub-assemblies and components for commercializing this patent-protected and revolutionary parallel hybrid conversion system on a Ford 350 class 3 truck are currently being delivered. Final assembly ...


    By Marketwire

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