Scrapping your Nissan Leaf properly with The Scrappers
- July 29, 2019
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The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles currently available but it’s important that you scrap your Leaf properly when it has reached the end of its life.
Essentially, this means contacting the experts at The Scrappers who will be able to collect your electric car, pay the best price possible and ensure that the scrapping process is taken care of.
This will mean recycling as much of your unwanted Nissan Leaf as possible so items and components can be reused to repair other Leaf models and potentially used in other industries.
It’s important to appreciate that you should use a reputable firm for scrapping your Nissan Leaf and the best way of ensuring that you do so is to check that they are an authorised treatment facility.
This means the scrapyard is monitored and licensed by the Environment Agency to ensure that they comply with various rules and regulations for the safe dismantling and disposal of unwanted scrap cars – including electric cars and vans.
This also means that any hazardous materials are dealt with without damaging our environment.
Scrapping electric cars
And when it comes to scrapping electric cars, including the Nissan Leaf, there are hazardous materials on board that need to be dealt with properly. For example, the batteries will need to be removed and potentially recycled for others to use.
One of the issues that Leaf owners will need to appreciate is that data from the carmaker has highlighted that the battery pack will last for 22 years.
That is really impressive but considering that the car’s lifespan, on average, is set to be between 10 and 12 years creates an issue.
It means the battery degradation is not as severe as Nissan first believed and the carmaker says they will need to recover the batteries from every Nissan Leaf when it reaches the end of its life.
Scrapped battery packs from a Nissan Leaf
While the scrapped battery packs from a Nissan Leaf can be used by other owners, they can also be used as a megawatt storage systems in other industries.
Though this technology is still in development, there are some who are already using the batteries such as a football stadium in Amsterdam to store energy and power lights.
If you would like more help and advice for scrapping your Nissan Leaf properly, then you need to speak with the experts at The Scrappers on 01204 388488.