EMCE 2019: Clouds amidst the sunshine
While many futurists look forward to more electric vehicles on the road, recyclers see caution lights ahead.
Recyclers of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) may need to revise and expand their practices as more electric vehicles (EVs) enter their facilities, according to two presenters at the 2019 E-Mobility & Circular Economy (EMCE 2019) conference, which was organized by Switzerland-based ICM AG and held in Tokyo July 1-3.
Adina Renee Adler, a vice president with the Washington-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) said newer vehicles of all types increasingly contain onboard computers with routing and other information that the vehicles’ owners consider proprietary. This brings data management and data destruction aspects into automobile recycling that were not previously a concern.
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