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Information for ATFs


ELVES Traction Battery Programme

  •         Have you accepted an electric/hybrid/mild hybrid vehicle for dismantling?
  •         Are you and your staff aware of the high voltage these vehicles contain?
  •         Do you need information on how to safely dismantle these vehicles?

Under the Traction Battery Programme an ATF can call ELVES when they accept a hybrid, electric or mild hybrid vehicle. We will then direct you to the appropriate source of information to support your handling of the vehicle. The Programme provides for the free collection and recycling of the batteries if required.The programme is open to all ATFs, not just those in the ELVES Network.

Programme documentation has been distributed to ATFs and copies can be found below:

Traction Battery Programme - What to Do

Vehicle Details Form (Word)

Vehicle Details Form (PDF)

Safe Handling of High Voltage Electrical components in Electrical End of Life Vehicles

Please note, ELVES or its members accept no responsibility for the handling of hybrid, plug in hybrid, electric or mild hybrid vehicles or their batteries at your ATF. You remain responsible for the training and health and safety of your employees/ colleagues/ contractors and ensuring the guidance provided is followed correctly.

When using the Traction Battery Programme, it is likely that you will need to submit personal data to us (for example a contact person at your ATF). Our Privacy Statement details our handing of this data and your rights in relation to this data.

Read our Privacy Statement


Joining the ELVES Network

ELVES is still building its network of ATFs.

If you think you may be interested in joining the ELVES Network, please contact us.



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