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Over the past few years, the popularity of electric cars in the UK has skyrocketed. Partly due to government incentives, more motorists than ever before are at least considering stepping up to an electric vehicle. Back in 2013, approximately 3,500 plug-in vehicles were out and about on UK roads. In 2018, the number sits closer to 190,000.

It’s no secret that electric cars are far better for the environment. They can also prove enormously cost-effective, if you look beyond the often-elevated initial purchase price. Sooner or later, it’s entirely likely that petrol and diesel vehicles will be eliminated from use on UK roads entirely. Something that might not happen for a while, but is nonetheless a plausible prospect a few decades from now.

Scrapping an Electric Car

With more electric cars on UK roads than ever before comes the inevitability of morescrapelectric cars entering the system. As with all vehicles, electric cars are prone to the usual faults, accidents and unexpected occurrences that can see them written-off. When the time comes to scrap an electric car, it’s important to know how to get the job done right.

Mercifully, the process isn’t dissimilar to that of scrapping a regular car. In fact, it’s largely identical. If you need to scrap an electric car or vehicle of any kind, simply contact the team at Take My Scrap Car and we’ll take care of the rest.

But when it comes to the importance of responsiblyscrapping an electric car, there’s slightly more to it than you might think. After all, we’re talking entirely different feats of engineering than your traditional run-around. While it’s not to say that responsible recycling isn’t essential across the board, there are a few things to bear in mind when looking to scrap an electric car.

A few examples of which include the following”

Complex Electrical Components

The average electric car is packed with a mind-blowing array of complex electrical components. Many of the comparatively simple mechanical parts that go into the production of a normal car are replaced by advanced electronics. In some instances, these components and systems can be removed from the scrap electric car to be reused elsewhere. In others, very specific recycling processes are required to effectively deal with them. The more complex the vehicle, the more precise and demanding the resulting recycling process.


One of the most complex components of any vehicle to recycle is its battery. In the average electric car, a sizeable proportion of the vehicle’s entire weight is comprised of enormous batteries…and plenty of them! This is one of the reasons why responsible electric car scrapping is mandatory. Electric car batteries contain a variety of hazardous materials and components, which simply cannot be disposed of without extreme care and attention. Once again therefore, you must ensure your electrical vehicle is handed to a licensed and regulated car scrapping specialist.

Premium Materials

It’s also common for higher-end electric vehicles and their components to be manufactured using premium-quality materials. Some of which are difficult to recycle, others being considerably more valuable than more traditional parts and pieces. For the sake of the environment therefore, you need to pass your electric vehicle on to a reputable specialist. Given the potential value of the materials your car contains, you also need a recycling specialist you can trust for the benefit of your wallet.

Why Take My Scrap Car?

Here at Take My Scrap Car, we specialise in the responsible disposal and recycling of all types of electric vehicles. We ensure that every car we collect is recycled in strict accordance with all applicable UK regulations. Nothing goes to waste unnecessarily and we promise a uniquely customer-focused service from start to finish.

Unlike some, we don’t expect you to struggle with the logistics. Instead, we’ll travel to you at the location of your choosing and collect your scrap electric car at a convenient time. We’ll handle the transportation, ensure your car is responsibly recycled and lend a hand with the DVLA paperwork. Best of all, we promise to pay the best possible price for every scrap electric vehicle we collect – irrespective of its age and condition.

For more information or to arrange collection of your scrap electric car, reach out to a member of the team at Take My Scrap Car today.

How Does It Work?

It takes just a quick phone call to set the wheels in motion…if you’ll forgive the rather apt pun. All you need to do is let us know where you are, what kind of electric car we’ll be collecting and when you’d like us to collect it. Our collection specialists are out and about across Norwich day and night, so we’re able to accommodate even the busiest schedules and lifestyles.

We’ll provide you with an unbeatable quote on your scrap electric car, calculated in accordance with scrap values on the day. If you’re happy to go ahead, we’ll collect your vehicle and transport it to an authorised treatment facility (ATF) to be stripped and separated. Best of all, every service provided by Take My Scrap Car is 100% cost-free. We’ve never charged a penny for any of the services we provide and we never will.

If you need help letting the DVLA know you’ve scrapped your electric car, we’ll lend a hand filling out the paperwork. When it’s a done-deal, we’ll transfer the agreed price directly to your bank account, with no fees or charges to pay at any time. Best of all, you’ll benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing your electric car has been processed, recycled and put back into the system.

Whether ready to go ahead or simply considering scrapping an electric vehicle, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Contact a member of the team at Take My Scrap Car today.