What is ELV Compliant ?


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ELV stands for End of Life Vehicle Directive. ELV is the European Union (EU) Directive 2000/53/EC that restricts the use of lead, mercury, and cadmium in products used in the EU automotive industry as of 1 July 2003.
End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive 2000/53/EC requires that certain automotive products be free (except for trace impurities) of mercury, cadmium and lead as of 2003-7-1. Lead can still be used as an alloying additive in copper, steel and aluminum and in solderable applications. These products comply with the ELV directive.


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