end-of-life vehicle regulation News

  • 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 ...

  • MA DEP mercury regulations

    Name & Citation of Regulation(s) Collection, Recycling, Labeling and Sales Ban of Mercury-added Products; and Disposal Prohibition of Mercury-added Products in Solid Waste–310 CMR 19.00 (amended), 74.00 (amended), 75.00 (amended), 76.00 (added). Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes Signed into law in July 2006, the “Massachusetts ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

    Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published an ...

  • Automakers Look to Aluminum to Reduce Vehicle Weight Safely

    Automakers are highlighting plans to reduce weight in North American vehicles efficiently and safely to meet stricter fuel economy standards. Making even greater use of high-strength, low weight materials, like aluminum, to meet the stricter government regulations allows automakers to manufacture lighter vehicles that produce fewer emissions and need less fuel ...


    By The Aluminum Association

  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • Nearly 100,000 Vehicles to Be Enabled with Vehicle to Grid Technologies by 2017, Forecasts Pike Research

    The batteries used in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be increasingly utilized by property owners and grid operators to provide a wide variety of energy services.The power potential of the batteries can be used to reduce the utility costs of a building or, when aggregated with other vehicles or stationary energy storage sources, to provide ancillary ...


  • New regulations for producers of industrial and automotive batteries

    New legislation, designed to ensure that all waste industrial and automotive batteries are recycled in the future, will come into effect on 1 January 2010. Producers of industrial and automotive batteries will be required to arrange the collection, treatment and recycling of such batteries, free of charge, if requested by business end-users and final holders. Key elements of the new regulations ...


  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Acta Group

  • Bush Orders First Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

    WASHINGTON, DC - After resisting the regulation of greenhouse gases since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush today signed an Executive Order directing four federal agencies to develop regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new mobile sources. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to global climate ...

  • DTSC Releases Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations

    On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Proposed Regulations). The Proposed Regulations, subject to a 45-day comment period, are the newest iteration of the much anticipated regulatory implementation of California's Green Chemistry Initiative. The Proposed Regulations have been through several ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • CO2 emissions reduction from new light commercial vehicles

    The Council adopted today1 a regulation amending regulation (EU) No 510/2011 to define the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles (PE-CO#6;S 106/13, 106/13 COR1, 5584/14 ADD 1). From 2020, a target of 147 g CO2/km is set for the average emissions of new light commercial vehicles registered in the Union. The regulation will apply to ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • DVLA still has work to do to improve vehicle recycling

    Standards in the vehicle recycling industry are improving but the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) can still do more to ensure that end of life vehicles (ELVs) do not escape official recycling statistics. That’s the message from vehicle recycling specialist Remove My Car, which cites the recent Scottish Cash Ban and revised European ELV recycling targets as significant ...


    By Remove My Car

  • US states sue EPA for `failing to act upon` vehicle emissions

    Attorneys general from 17 states, the City of New York, the City of Baltimore, the District of Columbia, and 13 environmental advocacy groups have asked the US Court of Appeals here to order the US Environmental Protection Agency to respond to last year's ruling on greenhouse gas emissions in the case of Massachusetts v. EPA. That ruling, which the US Supreme Court issued April last year, ...

  • Clean Diesel Vehicles to Represent more than 12 Percent of Global Light-Duty Vehicle Sales by 2018, According to Pike Research

    Modern diesel vehicles have undergone a major transformation in their emissions profiles in recent years.The European Union, Japan, and the United States have implemented stringent light duty vehicle (LDV) emissions regulations covering diesel vehicles as well as diesel fuel.A new report from ...


  • Honda Unveils Micro-sized Electric Vehicle `Micro Commuter Prototype`

    Demonstration Testing Begins in 2013 Using Vehicles that Adopt the "Variable Design Platform" Tokyo, Nov 13, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled the Micro Commuter Prototype, a micro-sized short distance EV commuter. This vehicle was developed in consideration of the vehicle categories for micro-sized mobility products that are currently being discussed under the initiative ...


    By Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Updated Standardization Roadmap for U.S. Electric Vehicle Deployment Released

     The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today the publication of the Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 2.0, developed by the Institute's Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP). Available as a free download, the document tracks progress ...

  • 695,000 Neighborhood Electric Vehicles to be on the Road by 2017, Forecasts Pike Research

    Neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), also known as low-speed electric vehicles, were one of the original “electric vehicle” categories and have been on the market for a number of years.NEVs are street legal with a top speed of 25 miles per hour.Originally conceived as a way to fulfill the California Air Resources Board zero emissions requirements ...


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