END OF LIFE VEHICLES

BY JONATHAN THOMSONGERMANY is set to become the first European country to transpose the controversial EU End-of-Life Vehicle Directive (ELV), while Britain appears to be dragging its feet over implementation.All 15 Member States failed to meet the ELV deadline of April 21, 2002, for introducing laws on the disposal and recycling of vehicles. Elements of the legislation have been bitterly contested by carmakers from a number of countries, leading to delays.Dr Stefan Woerhrl, head of the environmental department at the German Association of the Automotive Industry ...


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