Environmental Policy

Waste Batteries

When a “starter” battery in your vehicle reaches the end of its life and needs to be recycled, you have a number of options as follows:

  1. If the battery is replaced at a garage, they may be happy to take the old battery from you for recycling; 
  2. Alternatively, you could use your local Civic Amenity Site/Recycling Centre which will accept most types of household waste (including vehicle batteries) from local residents, without charge;
  3. Various businesses, such as garages, licensed Authorised Treatment Facilities (vehicle dismantlers), metal recycling companies or other waste removal/treatment companies might be happy to accept your battery without charge, in view of the residual value of the scrap metal.  The following website might be helpful to find such a business: (http://www.recycle-more.co.uk)

As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Lotus Cars are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle Authorised Treatment Facilities, Civic Amenity Sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market.

If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at +44 (0)1603 732182. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the collection, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.

All battery producers in the UK are required to be registered with the Government as part of an EU-wide initiative to increase battery collection/recycling and completely prohibit the landfill/incineration of automotive and industrial batteries.  Our battery producer registration number is BPRN 00146

End-of-life Vehicle (ELV) Policy

To comply with the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Regulations in the UK, Lotus Cars have appointed CartakeBack.com Ltd to provide last owners of qualifying end of life Lotus vehicles with access to a natinal network of Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs). Cartakeback ATFs will provide last owners with an official DVLA Certificate of Destruction and ensure that vehicles are de-polluted and disposed of in a legal and environmentally sound manner.

For more information or to find your nearest Authorised Treatment Facility, please visit the cartakeback website at www.cartakeback.com.

For all other markets outside UK please contact your nearest authorised Lotus Dealer who will be happy to accept your Lotus ELV.
Your nearest authorised dealer can be found using the Lotus Centre finder