Support to the preparation of a new legislation on the design, production and end-of-life treatment of vehicles (replacing Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-live vehicles and Directive 2005/64/EC on the type-approval of motor vehicles

The European Commission is planning to adopt in 2023 a legislative proposal revising the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), and its corresponding Directive 2005/64/EC on the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to their reusability, recyclability and recoverability. The joint review aims at modernizing the legislative framework which was initially established in 2000.

The joint review builds on the three key objectives:

  1. improve circularity in the design, production and end-of-life treatment of vehicles.
  2. increase traceability with regard to the vehicles which are not reported when reaching the end of their life (“missing vehicles”) and regulate the export of used cars which are not roadworthy or highly polluting vehicles.
  3. extend the regulatory scope of the ELV Directive to new vehicle categories, especially motorbikes, trucks and buses.

The objective of the study is to assist the Commission Services during the final stage of the preparation for the adoption of the new legislation on vehicles and during the ordinary legislative process phase, by (i) supplementing the information collected and assessed during the preparation of the proposal and (ii) providing an assessment of economic, environmental and social impacts of selected amendments proposed by the co-legislators.

In particular, literature research, interviews with experts, stakeholder surveys, modelling to calculate ecological and economic impacts and cost-benefit analyses are applied.


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Status of project

Project is ongoing

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European Commission, DG Environment

Project partners

Georg Mehlhart Consulting
Ramboll Kopenhagen