The LEVC Battery Take-Back Scheme
LEVC aims to improve the environmental performance of the high-voltage batteries in our vehicles. LEVC will take back any batteries in the vehicles we produce free of charge so that they can be disposed of properly. Simply contact us at moc.CVEL@kcaBekaTyrettaB by providing us your vehicle details, the location of the vehicle and your contact information.
All LEVC vehicles comply with the latest European directive of ELV 2000/53/EC.
When the vehicle is at the end of its useful life, we must make sure that we complete the disposal, recovery and recycling with the minimum of effect on the environment.
LEVC vehicles use many recycled materials where possible. LEVC’s policy to increase the use of these materials will make sure that the effect on the environment will decrease.
To decrease of effect on the environment further LEVC and Autogreen work together. LEVC publish a depollution instruction to Autogreen to ensure that every part of the vehicle is recycled where possible and the depollution activity is carried out safely.
Autogreen is partnered with LEVC and supplies a ‘take back’ scheme through various authorised treatment facilities known as ATF’s across the UK. This agreement ensures that we meet our re-use and recovery targets and hope to exceed them as our products develop and our range of vehicles expands.
Autogreen will take back at no cost to the owner/keeper shown on the V5 (log book) an LEVC vehicle that qualifies. The legal definition of a qualifying vehicle is as follows:
- The vehicle must be delivered to a manufacturer or importer approved free take back facility – For LEVC this is Autogreen.
- The vehicle must be complete containing all essential components of the vehicle including the HV battery, electric rear axle drive including the final drive, Engine, Coachwork, Wheels and Catalytic converter.
- The vehicle must not contain any other waste inside, for example garden/household waste and additional tyres etc.
All Autogreen contracted ATF partner sites are in full compliance with the Department of the environment, food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) standards, and are approved and licenced by the Environment Agency. Only modern approved recycling equipment and processes are used on contracted sites.
Autogreen uses a computer connection to the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) and will deregister the vehicle. At this point the owner/keeper of the vehicle ceases to be responsible for it. Once it becomes deregistered the DVLA then will issue a Certificate of Disposal (COD).
Handling, and recycling materials overview
Batteries contain valuable substances that can be reused, and some dangerous pollutants. Always dispose of batteries in a responsible way so as not to endanger life or pollute the environment. Battery’s cannot be disposed of in landfill sites. 12v batteries can be recycled at your local civic amenity site or by your battery vendor.
High Voltage batteries must be stored securely clearly marked as such. They must be temperature controlled to prevent combustion from excessive heat. They must also not be in direct contact with each other and not stacked. Always contact LEVC so safe collection and recycling can be arranged.
Oil filters can be recycled and, in some cases, re-used after draining. Oil filters contain harmful substances. Check regional regulations before handling.
All glazing on LEVC vehicles can be recycled.
Many electrical components contain recoverable materials, but they can also contain substances that are hazardous to the human body and the environment. These can be processed at an ATF to maximise re-use and avoid pollution.
Rubber contains Chlorine and Flourine and can be shredded and re-used elsewhere, it is also possible where regulations permit to burn for the reclamation of energy, this can only be done in permitted licenced facilities.
In order to comply with specific regulations the following applies:
As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009:
We LEVC produce Lithium Ion HV industrial batteries and place them on the market. As part of this regulation we take these items back and dispose of them correctly free of charge,. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market. If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at moc.CVEL@kcaBekaTyrettaB or get in touch with our main office or your nearest dealer we will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.
As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we LEVC are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market. If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at moc.CVEL@kcaBekaTyrettaB or get in touch with our main office or nearest dealer we will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.
Ways to get in touch
For battery take back, email: moc.CVEL@kcaBekaTyrettaB
Ansty (Head Office)
London EV Company Ltd.
Li Close, Ansty Park,
Coventry CV7 9RF
+44 (0) 2476 572000