BYD releases document on use of ‘hexavalent chromium’ in passenger cars
Hino, which receives EV buses from BYD, a Chinese automaker, has announced that it will freeze the sale of the EV bus “Poncho Z EV”, and it is reported that the carcinogenic substance “hexavalent chromium” is used it was done.
Following the report, BYD released a document on its website on February 23, 2023. After acknowledging the use of hexavalent chromium in the EV buses that BYD sells in Japan, it will state in the document that there is no impact on health and the environment. start.
After that, on February 27, 2023, we published an additional document “Notice regarding our passenger vehicles”.
Vehicles delivered at the end of 2023 will comply with JAMA self-imposed regulations.
Reported that “passenger cars comply with the EU ELV Directive”
A document released by BYD as a report based on the investigation states that “BYD’s passenger cars comply with the EU ELV directive”, and in addition to the “ATTO 3” that has already started selling, the “DOLPHIN” that is scheduled to be sold in the future. and “SEAL” also explain that they comply with this directive, indicating that they do not affect user safety or the global environment.
He also explained that the Japan Automobile Importers Association (JAIA) has confirmed that the automobiles of member companies imported into Japan comply with the EU ELV Directive.
The “EU ELV Directive” is a directive enacted by the European Union to reduce the environmental impact of end-of-life vehicles. The aim is to reduce waste through efficient recycling, such as prohibiting the use of hazardous substances including hexavalent chromium and specifying parts to be removed from end-of-life vehicles.
Since the EU ELV Directive does not include vehicles with 9 passengers or more and logistics vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tons or more, Hino has suspended the sale of BYD’s small EV bus “Poncho Z EV”. ” is exempt from the EU ELV Directive.