electric car value

If you own an electric car, then you may be wondering if it will have any scrap value when it is no longer usable. This is a frequently asked question, so we've put together a simple resource to help you find out the answer to What is the Scrap Value of an Electric Car?


What is an Electric Car's Scrap Value?

The short answer is that the scrap value of an electric car depends on many things, similar to any other conventional vehicle. Including the car's: 

  • Weight
  • Model
  • Age
  • Condition

At A&L Scrap Car Dealers, we offer a quick registration and postcode check for an instant FREE no-obligation quote on the value of your vehicle. If you have more questions about scrapping an EV, take a look at our FAQ section.

After that, feel free to get in touch with us to scrap your car and we can offer you the top prices for your car disposal.


What is the Most Valuable Part of an Electric Car? 


An EV (Electric Vehicle) has almost three times as much copper as a conventional car, with a majority of it being found in the EV motor. Without copper, an electric vehicle would be completely unable to run.

Copper is an extremely ductile metal which allows it to be easily shaped into wire. These wired connections allow an electric car to run efficiently and smoothly by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. 

Copper is currently valued at around £3.50 per kilo, and the average battery-electric vehicle requires 83 kilos of copper

This amount of copper could bring in £290.50 of value for scrapping your electric vehicle!



An EV battery has incredible scrap value. Due to the limited supply and high demand, manufacturers sell EV batteries for a lot of money to ensure they don't make a loss. 

EV batteries are made from lithium which needs to be mined from salt-flat brines in a vigorous process of evaporation and chemical recovery. As you can imagine, this is an extremely expensive process.

Only a handful of companies produce lithium-ion batteries, so EV batteries have a high scrap value due to the increase in demand for electric vehicles.

As of December 2022, the average EV battery costs £5,378.43 in the UK!


Scrap Your Electric Car with A&L

At A&L Vehicle Recycling scrap yard, we are proud to be an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). We have been licensed and registered with the DVLA for over 10 years. We are the car scrappers you can trust.

For your peace of mind, our car scrap yard is registered with Natural Resource Wales (permit number: AP3095FU). We will also issue a Certificate of Destruction which will be registered with the DVLA to instantly mark your car as scrapped. 

Scrap Your Electric Car