EU battery regulation on the finish line
July 11, 2022
New rules for more sustainable batteries
- More stringent requirements for sustainability, performance and labelling of batteries
- Rules for a carbon footprint declaration for electric vehicles (traction batteries) and industrial batteries, and an associated label
- Introduction of performance classes and limits for traction and industrial batteries
- Introduction of a new category 'Batteries for Light Means of Transport (LMT)', such as e-bikes and e-scooters.
- Minimum durability and performance requirements for industrial batteries and general purpose traction batteries
- Mandatory use of a minimum amount of recycled lead, cobalt, lithium and nickel in new batteries.
- Designing batteries in devices such as smartphones and LMTs so that users and independent professionals can easily and safely remove them themselves.
- Increase collection rates to 70% (until 2030) for portable batteries and to 54% for LMT batteries (expected by 2030).
- Introduction of the Battery Passport as the first digital product passport at European level to bring together and make available important information along the life cycle of traction and industrial batteries.