Environmental Management of End-of-Life Vehicles


End of life vehicles, cause serious environmental impact owing to present end of life treatment practice and abandonment in the nature. The enormous volume of vehicle waste and accompanying environmental impacts encourage seeking an environmentally effective policy solution to control the problem of end- of – life vehicle. This research attempt to explore and discuss the determinant factors, which may contribute to the development of effective and efficient end of life vehicle policy. In this research six countries were studied, the main focus was on legislation, use of various policy instruments in system, financial mechanism and the same factors. This research identified several factors that influence the success or failure of the ELV system. Deregistration of ELVs was initiated from 200 in Iran. There are two systems in Iran: number one system, last owner takes ELVs to authority centers and ELV will be deregistrated. Remain parts will be disposed in land fill. Environmental problems of relative parts were not being observed. In number two systems, last owner gives ELVs to producers and will receive about 15 million Rails. In this system has initiated its activity only in filed of collection and ELVs collected have not been treated. Discussion on these determinant factors may provide better understanding of end of life vehicle issues. Finally, with considering above factors, a systemically discussion for ELV in Iran was presented.