Would you like to scrap or recycle your electric car? Maybe you would like to upgrade your hybrid vehicle and are wondering about the best next steps. Or perhaps your electric car has been damaged in an accident and is no longer roadworthy? Whatever your situation, there is a growing number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the roads, so it is natural that this question is coming up more frequently as they make their way to scrap car yards and vehicle dismantlers.

When it comes to electric car scrapping, it is essential that you seek the support of scrap car experts. Scrapping an electric vehicle is more complex than dismantling petrol or diesel cars because the battery will need to be removed safely. All modern electric vehicles use a lithium-ion, and some hybrids use a nickel-metal hybride battery. These can be harmful to the environment and the people who are handling them.

Here at Car Scrap Surrey, we are scrap car specialists who run an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). All cars are scrapped in line with guidelines set out by the Environment Agency. We have specialist training involved in scrapping electric vehicles, including dealing with batteries and have the relevant certification to work with electric cars.

Electric cars can be recycled

Many parts of electric and hybrid vehicles can be recycled, including tyres, glass, and interiors. All batteries from electric vehicles can also be recycled carefully because they comprise a number of components that need to be dismantled differently.

Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and chemicals that cannot be easily recycled. When scrapping electric cars, there are a number of risks involved, including the risk of electrocution or fire. Electric cars have up to 800 volts flowing through them, so you must always seek expert help.

Batteries can eventually be repurposed for a number of products, and some of the metals can be recycled. We will issue a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) to prove you are no longer the vehicle owner.

What documents do I need to scrap my electric car?

As with other cars, you will need your V5C or your vehicle’s logbook. This will prove that the car you are about to sell for scrap belongs to you. We also ask our customers to bring their vehicle service history, such as old MOTS and receipts, proof of identity, and the vehicle’s keys.

Get the best price for your electric car

At Car Scrap Surrey, we offer our customers the best prices for all scrap cars. We will never haggle with you and can come and collect your scrap electric or hybrid vehicle for free. All cars will be depolluted and recycled in the most environmentally friendly ways. Please see our FAQs.

Would you like to know more about scrapping your electric car?

Are you keen to hear more about electric vehicle scrapping? If you are looking for the best price for your electric vehicle, please call us now on 020 8406 4181 or email info@carscrapsurrey.co.uk

We offer car scrapping throughout the South East, including in Sutton and Wimbledon.