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Drive to get most from EVs, hybrids when they 'die'

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Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke

Electrified vehicles are only just taking off in volume terms but some people are already planning on how to get the best from what's left when they reach the end of their lives on the road.

The end-of-life vehicle compliance scheme, ELVES, is starting to train dismantlers to get the most from old EV and hybrid batteries especially.

It's a free service aimed at getting people to most efficiently handle end-of-life cars. The first of its kind here, the ultimate aim is to increase reuse and recycling rates.

The inaugural training programme for authorised treatment facilities (ATFs) is open to all, not just those in the ELVES network. Initial courses have been held in Cork, Monaghan and Kildare.

Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton says: "By 2030 there will be almost one million EVs on Irish roads, supported by a nationwide network of charging points. This is a significant step up and is a key part of the climate action plan.

"The ELVES training programme is an important contribution to this overall ambition."

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