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ELVES takes Electric Vehicle Dismantling Training to the Next Level

November 2023 will see ELVES offer for the first time IMI Electric Vehicle Dismantling training – Authorised level. This training certificate represents the third level of training provided under the Electric ELVES programme, all three of which are specifically designed for dismantlers. The ‘Authorised’ level training will be delivered in Limerick, alongside the provision of IMI ‘Competent’ level training in both Athlone and Limerick.


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Elena Wrelton from ELVES said:

We are continually reviewing our electric vehicle dismantling training provision, to ensure it meets the needs of ATFs and provides them with the highest quality and most appropriate training possible. We are excited to be able to bring this next level training to ATFs in Ireland, allowing those who have already completed earlier levels to take their knowledge and understanding one step further.”

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The courses are offered as part of the Electric ELVES programme, operated by ELVES, the compliance scheme for End-of-Life Vehicles. The courses will be run as follows:

  • Wed 15th November, Athlone – IMI Competent Electric Vehicle Dismantling Training
  • Thurs 16th November, Limerick – IMI Competent Electric Vehicle Dismantling Training
  • Fri 17th November, Limerick – IMI Authorised Electric Vehicle Dismantling Training

The training is provided free to all ATFs, and ATFs can apply for a place on one of the courses by completing the application form on the ELVES website –

To date, nearly 200 people have completed electric vehicle awareness and handling training through the Electric ELVES programme. The training, provided by Salvage Wire Ltd, has taken place in 12 locations across the country since 2019.

To find out more about the Electric ELVES programme, ATFs can visit


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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. 

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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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