Auto Recyclers are confronted with ever changing engineering of automobiles that come to the facility at the end of their useful life. A significant change in technology underway is the growth of the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Auto recyclers will be challenged to meet the demand of safely managing and processing high voltage vehicles at their facilities.
ARA and the CAR Committee have developed resources to keep auto recyclers safe while managing this new technology. The CAR Committee believes that proactive training of personnel and use of safety protocols will create a safer work environment when managing hybrid and electric vehicles.
ARA has developed resources for certified auto recyclers to be prepared to handle high voltage vehicles as they come into the automotive recycling facility.
Some basic tools are required to safely manage high voltage vehicles.
Download the readiness checklist above.
The CAR Committee has developed two important signs for flagging High Voltage Vehicles. The signs should be placed on the windshield.
Battery is intact signage to alert anyone near the vehicle that the high voltage battery is still intact so the danger of electrocution exists. Download the BATTERY INTACT sign above.
Battery is removed sign to signify the high voltage battery has been removed and thus the danger of electrocution is gone. Download the BATTERY REMOVED sign above.
The High Voltage Vehicle Dismantling protocol is the guide to the industry standard for safer management of hybrid and electric vehicles. Download the HVVD protocol above.
Visit the ARA website for information on the Guide at: https://arauniversity.org/electric-hybrid-vehicle-technology-guide/
Download the 150 page Guide at:
Access information for 1650 models from 65 manufacturers specific to over 7,700 different high voltage batteries at the ARA EV Battery Data Base at: https://arauniversity.org/resources/ev-battery-data-base/
ARA has developed eight (8) electric vehicle training modules for certification of automotive dismantlers of high voltage vehicles and other personnel that manage hybrid and electric vehicles.