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We are delighted to announce, the winning name for our Heinkel.
Over the last few weeks, a shortlist of four names – Hannah, Helen, Hughie, Heinrich have been battling it out on Facebook to be chosen as the name for our Heinkel.
Following two semi-finals, and a final run off between Hannah and Hughie, we can announce that the official name for our Heinkel is Hughie.
ELVES will be out and about this summer at events with Hughie. Do come and say hello if you see us!
If you have come to visit ELVES when we are out and about at events over the summer, you may have met our Heinkel. Built in 1961 in Dundalk, our Heinkel plays a key role at ELVES. As well as featuring on our website, the Heinkel creates a lot of interest at events enabling us to talk to a wide range of people about car recycling and the ELVES network of permitted scrapyards (not that we would ever recycle the Heinkel!).
Still young at 58 years old, we decided it was about time we gave the car a name. So in the run up to Easter we a running a competition on our Facebook page to name the Heinkel. Over the next fortnight we are running two semi finals to pick the two names that will make it to the final.
Visit our Facebook page to take part @ELVESIreland
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.