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ELVES is about to turn 2! As we come to the end of our second year as the compliance scheme for End-Of-Life Vehicles in Ireland, we thought we would take this opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved to date.
The team at ELVES are busy this week at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore.
ELVES are excited to be able to release our Annual Report 2017 detailing our activities during our first year of operation.
ELVES is delighted to have 2 new independent non-executive directors join the Board.
This week the EPA launched a new Waste Statistics Portal providing one online location for national waste statistics for Ireland. The portal can be used to find information on ELVs and other waste streams including electronics, composting, and packaging.
A year ago this month, ELVES started operating as the approved compliance scheme for end-of-life vehicles in Ireland. Our first year of operations has seen us make good progress on establishing an ELVES Network of permitted scrapyards (Authorised Treatment Facilities – ATFs) all over Ireland. We now have a strong geographic coverage with 48 ATFs in the Network.
If you are registered with Revenue, have a TAN, and sell used previously un-registered vehicles (M1 & N1) to an Irish driver in Ireland, then you are obligated under the ELV Regulations. ELVES is accepting membership applications from undertakings that manufacture (new) and/ or supply (used) vehicles to the first consumer (the first title holder or driver of the vehicle) in the State.
Irish Green Fleet Car 2018: Winner – Volkswagen e-Golf
Congratulations to the Volkswagen e-Golf for winning the Irish Green Fleet Car Award sponsored by ELVES at this year's Fleet Car Awards.
About the e-Golf
A facelifted Golf went on sale earlier this year, and with it came an updated version of its all-electric e-Golf. Now capable of offering a range of up to 300km compared to the previous 200km, it’s also more powerful and boasts all the renowned comforts and refinements of the regular Golf.
Accepting the award for Irish Green Fleet Car of the Year 2018 – Paddy Comyn Volkswagen Ireland.
Over the last few months we have been growing our Network of ATFs, our latest members being West Cork 4x4, DC Autospares and Greener Metal Recycling. It’s great to have them on board.
Before receiving our approval ELVES was busy looking at what happens to a vehicle when it is recycled in Ireland. We undertook a trial involving the recycling of 201 scrap cars and small vans. The trial looked at the recycling process, focusing on the metal that is recycled from a end-of-life vehicle.
You can read the results of the trial here in our report.