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About ELV test
    She 1990s, people became concerned about environmental issues of automotive products. In order to reduce damage from automotive products on the environment and the commitment to environmental and resource protection, and energy conservation, various countries or regions have developed a variety of environmental laws and regulations, to strengthen the management of car recycling, improve the utilization of scrap automobile recycling, effectively reducing the environmental impact of discarded automobiles, auto industry to achieve sustainable growth. How to achieve an environmentally friendly and economical way to dispose of scrap vehicles, to promote the sustainable development of the automotive industry, has become the focus of the world's automotive industry, while the regulations on waste management have gradually strict.

    October 24, 2000, the European Union formally promulgated directive ELV 2000/53/EC targeting at abandoned vehicles. EU member states before in April 21, 2002 have transposed this directive into their national laws. The directive covers the Automotive, automobiles and auto parts and scrap materials. According to the provisions of the directive, EU member states should ensure that from 1 July 2003, the market of vehicles (including materials and components) shall not exceed 2002/525/EC four heavy metals concentration specified limits. The regulation requires in uniform material, containing lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, the maximum concentration limits shall not exceed 0.1%; for those containing cadmium, uniform material should not exceed the maximum concentration limit of 0.01%.

    On February 6, 2006, the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology and the State Environmental Protection Administration jointly issued the "Technical Policy for End-of-life Vehicle" (hereinafter referred to as China ELV), explicitly requires the car products recovery efficiency indicators permission management system requirements. Since 2008, China's auto production or sales of automotive products business to start utilization of recyclable registration work for the technical preparations. Since 2010, China's auto-import companies or agents be responsible for recycling of their sales automotive products and packaging materials. Car design and production are prohibited to use toxic substances and environmental destruction of the material, eventually to reduce and stop the use of non-recycled materials, restrict the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated biphenyls ethers (PBDE) and other harmful substances.

The main requirements of ELV
    In all the car parts and materials, the restrictions of hazardous substances and limits are:
* In the vehicle design process, to reduce the harmful use of substances
* 2003 after July 1, vehicles on sale need to ensure do not contain Hg, Cd, Pb, Cr (VI), component (except as provided in the exemption) in all parts and materials
* Cadmium (Cd) ≤ 100ppm (0.01%)
* mercury (Hg) ≤ 1000ppm (0.1%)
* Lead (Pb) ≤ 1000ppm (0.1%)
* hexavalent chromium (CrVI) ≤ 1000ppm (0.1%)