The tips you need when scrapping an electric car

Scrapping an electric car? Then, in addition to complying with the laws, you’ll need to appreciate there are other specific issues affecting you as an owner.

In recent years, electric car sales have grown hugely across the country, mainly down to financial incentives from the government and the need by drivers to reduce emissions and pollution.

While that’s great for the environment, there are now tens of thousands of electric cars on our roads that are better for us because they deliver no pollution, but at some point they will need to be scrapped – whether they are involved in an accident or have reached the end of their life.

It’s at this point that electric car owners in the UK need to appreciate that there are laws on getting rid of unwanted vehicles, but there are also specialist issues for electric cars and the experts at The Scrappers are among those that are geared up for dealing with these.

Electric car battery recycling UK

Among them is the issue of electric car battery recycling UK because the lithium-ion batteries in cars cannot currently be recycled.

This means they need to be carefully removed and dealt with without harming the environment.

Not every scrapyard will be prepared for doing this effectively because it can be a dangerous job that can leave a scrapyard employee at the risk of being electrocuted.

That’s not the case for petrol and diesel powered cars since the batteries from those can be removed and recycled safely.

So, unless the electric car’s batteries are used for someone searching for recycling batteries UK to replace theirs, they will need to be stockpiled until a solution is found by the government or electric car battery recycling companies.

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And while these cars offer fewer problems as owners, there will come a time when all electric cars will need to be scrapped.

To help you as an electric car owner, you need to appreciate:

  • You must use a scrapyard that is an authorised treatment facility, which means it’s monitored by the Environment Agency
  • These scrapyards will effectively de-pollute your vehicle and recycle as many parts as possible
  • The batteries and the electrical system will be dealt with by experts.

The other laws that you need to be aware when scrapping electric cars is that you cannot be paid in cash when scrapping an electric vehicle and the scrapping firm must put the money directly into your bank account.

If you would like more help and information about complying with the laws when scrapping an electric car, then you need to speak with the experts at The Scrappers on (01204) 388488.