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ELVES extends opportunity for Irish ATFs to undertake HEV and EV awareness training

This December, ELVES will once again be offering ATFs in Ireland the opportunity to undertake electric and hybrid vehicle awareness training through its Electric ELVES programme. In addition to basic awareness training, this round of training will offer a more advanced course to participants who have already completed the introductory course.


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The courses offered under the Electric ELVES programme are provided by Salvage Wire Ltd, a training organisation that specialises in hybrid and electric vehicle training for Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs). The courses are provided free of charge and are offered to all ATFs in Ireland.

The courses offered this December are:

  • Wed 1st Dec, Dublin – Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Thurs 2nd Dec, Naas – City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement.
  • Fri 3rd Dec, Waterford – Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

Interested ATFs should visit the Electric ELVES webpage to find out more and download an application form.

The training sessions offered through Electric ELVES are aimed at ATFs currently operating in the sector and are designed to ensure they have the expertise and know-how to safely and effectively manage electric and hybrid vehicles when they arise at their sites.

The Electric ELVES training has so far been delivered in Dublin, Naas, Monaghan, Cork, and Galway, with an online version, also provided in the first half of 2021. The training has been very well received by ATFs, with over 100 staff having now completed the Safe Handling of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles awareness course. The training is offered as part of the Electric ELVES programme that also provides collection and recycling of EV batteries as well as access to dismantling information support for ATFs.

For further information about the Electric ELVES programme, go to

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Owain Griffiths

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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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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