Position paper – End-of-Life Vehicles Directive, potential inclusion of trucks and buses

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) would like to contribute to the ongoing discussions on the evaluation of the End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive, and more specifically on the potential inclusion of heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), ie trucks and buses.

Ever since the ELV Directive was implemented back in 2000, trucks and buses have been kept outside of its scope, which is limited to the M1 and N1 vehicle categories. ACEA would like to take this opportunity to elaborate on manufacturers’ current efforts with regard to the end of life of trucks and buses.

This position paper also explains why the situation of HDVs is not comparable to that of passenger cars. Indeed, the automobile industry believes that an extension of the Directive’s scope to trucks and buses is not the right solution going forward, especially with the circular economy and the competitiveness of our industry in mind.


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