Study to support the impact assessment for the review of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles

The ELV Directive aims at making the dismantling and recycling of end-of-life vehicles more environmentally friendly. It includes provisions as to the design of vehicles, such as prohibitions of hazardous substances, and sets clear targets for the reuse, recycling and recovery of end-of-life vehicle parts. This has a view to prevent and limit waste from ELVs and their components while improving the environmental performance of all economic operators involved in the life-cycle of vehicles.

The Directive is being reviewed to consider how ELVs should be regualted in the future. Following an evaluation of the Directive that was completed by the European Commission at the begining of 2021, the current study is to assist the Commission in the review process, and includes an impact assessment of posisble future changes. The study is being carried out by Oeko-Institut (project management) together with Georg Mehlhart Consulting and will be quality assured by Ramboll.

The objective of the study is to assess the potential environmental, economic and social impacts of policy options that consist of single (legislative or non-legislative) measures which will be developed to address the problem identified in the current Directive. In consequence, a comparison of different policy options (taking into consideration the results of impact assessment) shall be conducted.


More information about the project

Status of project

End of project: 2022

Project manager

Project staff

Katja Moch
Senior Researcher Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

European Commission, DG Environment

Project partners

Ramboll Kopenhagen
Georg Mehlhart Consulting