How to scrap an electric car UK
Wanting to scrap an electric car UK? Then for help and advice, you should call the experts at The Scrappers.
That’s because the family firm is well-established and has years of experience in scrapping vehicles and can help recycle unwanted electric cars too.
Indeed, The Scrappers is an authorised treatment facility which means that vehicles – both electric and combustion engine cars – are recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner.
This means that any toxic materials such as the batteries and engine oils are disposed of safely.
To bring peace of mind, all authorised treatment facilities are monitored by the Environment Agency to ensure they are complying with laws and regulations.
Scrapping an electric car for cash
It’s also important that you avoid using an unlicensed scrapyard when scrapping an electric car for cash.
One of the issues is that it’s unlikely that these rogue operators will be able to make money from removing the lithium ion batteries and will probably not pay to dispose them correctly.
This will then see lithium ion batteries being dumped or taken to a landfill where they may release hazardous chemicals into the ground, the water supply or even the air.
If you are looking to recycle an electric car that has come to the end of its life, or even an electric van, you also need to consider that these rogue vehicle scrappers probably do not have safety procedures in place and are putting their staff at risk when handling electric vehicles and their batteries.
Scrapping an electric car properly
All authorised treatment facilities will take the time and effort to train and protect staff to deal with scrapping an electric car properly and safely so that any hazardous materials are dealt with but most of the car will be recycled.
This essentially means that any parts that can be sold on to help other electric car or van owners repair their vehicles, will be.
As mentioned, handling and recycling electric cars will require specific training and techniques.
When an electric vehicle reaches the end of its life, for example, is too expensive to repair, then you need to be wary that when being dismantled, there’s a risk of electrocution. There’s also a strong fire risk and some fumes may cause respiratory issues.
Scrapping lithium ion batteries
It’s also important to appreciate that scrapping lithium ion batteries used in electric cars are not like a standard car battery, which is usually a 12 volt lead acid version and used for starting the engine as these can be recycled effectively.
That’s not the same with electric car batteries which are expensive to recycle safely.
If you would like to know more about how to scrap an electric car UK, then you need to speak with the experts at The Scrappers today on 01204 388488 or use our online form.