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End-of-life vehicles - Evaluation

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  • A wide consultation exercise that has included inter alia targeted consultations and interviews was also undertaken to assess the performance and suitability of the ELV Directive. On 06 August 2019 an online public consultation was launched and held open for contributions until 29 October 2019. General information on this consultation is provided here.
  • To gather views and information to support the evaluation of the ELV Directive, an expert workshop shall be held for the various ELV stakeholder groups. The workshop shall take place in Brussels on 5 February 2020 in Brussels. Registered stakeholders shall be notified once the registration for this event begins.


The Commission has a legal obligation to “review the ELV Directive, by 31 December 2020, and to this end, shall submit a report to the European Parliament and the Council, accompanied, if appropriate, by a legislative proposal”. Moreover, the ELV Directive “should be reviewed and, if necessary, amended, taking account of (its) implementation and giving consideration, inter alia, to the feasibility of setting targets for specific materials contained in the relevant waste streams. During the review of Directive 2000/53/EC, attention should also be paid to the problem of end-of-life vehicles that are not accounted for, including the shipment of used vehicles suspected to be end-of-life vehicles, and to the application of the Correspondents' Guidelines No 9 on shipments of waste vehicles”. In accordance with the Better Regulation Guidelines, an evaluation is the first step in this process.

The Commission is currently carrying out an evaluation of the ELV Directive to identify good and bad practices in its implementation and assess whether it has met its objectives using the criteria of: (i) effectiveness, (ii) efficiency, (iii) coherence, (iv) relevance and (v) EU added value. The roadmap of this evaluation was published on 4 October 2018 and feedback on this roadmap was expected until 1 November 2018.

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