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The programme for electric vehicle batteries
The Electric ELVES Programme provides ATFs with the following support in relation to the handling of hybrid, electric, mild and micro hybrid vehicles:
- Dismantling information provision
- Training for ATFs
- Free collection and recycling of the battery for ATFs
- Additional support in the event that the vehicle/battery is potentially damaged.
The Electric ELVES programme is open to all ATFs, not just those in the ELVES Network and is delivered free of charge.
Programme documentation has been distributed to ATFs and copies can be found below:
Electric ELVES Information Sheet for ATFs
Electric ELVES Programme - What to Do
Safe Handling of High Voltage Electrical components in Electrical End of Life Vehicles
Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Training for ATFs
ELVES has facilitated free training in the Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles to over 195 participants around Ireland. The training days, provided by Salvage Wire Ltd, have been provided in Dublin, Naas, Galway, Co. Monaghan, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Sligo, Athlone, Dundalk and Letterkenny and online in 2021
The sessions are aimed at ATFs currently operating in the sector and our objective is to ensure that they have the expertise and know-how to safely and effectively manage electric and hybrid vehicles.
The training is open to all ATFs in the Republic of Ireland, free of charge.
To register for your interest in future training days contact ELVES on firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Electric ELVES Training Dates
Every year ELVES hold multiple rounds of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Awareness training throughout the Country. Training is accredited, ATF focused and open to all ROI ATFs.
The last round of training was held in May 2023 in Letterkenny, Athlone and Dundalk.
If you are interested in future training, please get in touch email@example.com.
Electric ELVES Impact
The Electric ELVES programme has been in operation since 2018. Through the Electric ELVES battery collection service and awareness training programme for ATFs, Electric ELVES has delivered:
Electric Loops Project 2023-2024
To further ELVES aim of improving End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling in Ireland, and in support of its Electric ELVES programme, ELVES has secured funding to conduct the Electric Loops project 2023-2024.
This project will investigate the reuse and recycling potential of electric vehicles as a Circular Economy initiative.
The project has been funded under the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Enterprise Programme, a Government of Ireland initiative.
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 Electric ELVES 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.