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ELVES’ Electric Loops Publishes First Irish Report And Dataset On Understanding Reuse and Recycling Values Of Electric Vehicles

ELVES has published the first ever Irish Data Matrix and supporting report on the potential reuse and recycling value of Electric Vehicles (EVs)and their component parts. The Data Matrix and report is a key outcome of ELVES Electric Loops project, a circular economy focused initiative funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Enterprise programme.

Gearing up for first auction at Copart Gloucester

As Copart prepares for its inaugural auction at the Gloucester site in May, works on the ground are progressing swiftly. With an additional storage capacity for 30,000 vehicles annually, Copart aims to meet the growing demand in the Southwest. This expansion reflects Copart’s commitment to efficient operations and customer support.

Only three weeks until the ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Conference – Have you booked your ticket?

The ATF Professional Vehicle Recycling Conference is fast approaching and will be held on the 9th of May at the British Motor Museum, Warwickshire. As with previous sold-out conferences that ATF Professional has hosted, this occasion brings together those from the UK vehicle recycling community to network and exchange views inspired by a wealth of speakers presenting on the various aspects of the vehicle recycling sector.

Fire Crews Gear Up for Rise in EV Fires

Fire Crews are preparing themselves for a potential increase in incidents involving electric car fires, as the number of electric vehicles on UK roads surpasses one million and continues to rise rapidly. In response to this emerging challenge, Essex Fire and Rescue Service is implementing specialised training courses for its teams, led by Station Manager Terry Maher, who has taken on a new role focusing on lithium-ion battery fires, according to a recent article by the BBC.

Scrap Car Price Update March 2024 – Trends and Insights

In its latest report, Cartakeback unveils the current state of the scrap car market for March 2024, shedding light on notable trends and developments. After experiencing consecutive month-on-month decreases throughout 2023, the first quarter of 2024 concludes with a sense of stability in scrap car prices. March, in particular, witnesses a slight uptick, with the average price for a scrap car increasing by £2 compared to February, representing a modest growth of just under 1%.

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Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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