The Hidden Gold in End-Of-Life Vehicles (image) Chalmers University of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption Twenty tons of gold is lost from Europe's vehicle fleet each year. The quantities of critical and scarce metals in vehicles have risen dramatically in recent years, as shown by a unique survey of Europe's urban mine. Credit Empa Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.