Industry threatens litigation over scrap cars compromise

A compromise on the controversial EC Directive on end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) which would make manufacturers liable for the cost of recovering all ELVs from 2006 instead of 2003, but brings forward the deadline for new cars by two years to 2001, was agreed in July. However European car manufacturers remain opposed to the measure, and have warned of possible legal action against the retrospective requirement that they pay for recovering current and older models not designed for recycling.

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