Regulations for end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) and the likely impact on used spares

Gavin Bailey has sent in a copy of an article in the August 2021 issue of one of his Land Rover magazines.

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Gavin Bailey has sent in a copy of an article in the August 2021 issue of one of his Land Rover magazines mentioning one their subscribers, who sells mainly secondhand parts on eBay, recently received an email from eBay which stated "if you are selling secondhand parts you will need to display your environmental permit numbers in your listing so buyers know you are complying with the Environmental Permitting Regulations for storing and dismantling end of life vehicles or ELVs". Gavin feels it will affect people who sell mainly used vehicle parts but it may also impact both commercial and private vendors of used MG parts.

The UK Government website covering this matter is
here & here .

The article mentions a used parts seller who says "we do not dismantle vehicles - we just sell parts we have bought or obtained from vehicles we have broken many years ago. Our problem is there is no way we can produce documentation for parts off vehicles that were dismantled over 30 years ago".

See a larger copy of the article here .