On July 1, 2022, China’s Ministry of Commerce released an industry standard called the Technical Requirements for End-of-Life Electric Vehicles Collecting and Dismantling to seek public comments. The standard includes provisions on terminology, safety protection requirements, receipt inspection, end-of-life electric vehicles (ELEV) classification, storage requirements, transfer within a facility, technical requirements for dismantling and traction battery storage requirements in the collection and dismantling of end-of-life EVs. It applies to pure and hybrid EVs defined in the GB/T 19596 standard and can also be used for electric three-wheeled cars and other types of EVs.
Receipt inspection and classification of end-of-life EVs
- After ELEVs are collected, the whole cars are inspected and measured by following the prescribed procedure.
- Information on each ELEV is recorded separately on a record form.
- ELEVs are classified into risk vehicles and regular vehicles. A sign must be placed on risk vehicles that clearly shows they are risk vehicles.
- Risk vehicles must be dismantled after the required processes are done.