Search : Electronic And Electrical Testing, Safety Testing, Environmental Monitoring

European Parliament approves new regulations for batteries and waste batteries


Time:

2023-06-28

European Parliament approves new regulations for batteries and waste batteries

On June 14, 2023, the European Parliament approved new rules on the design, production, and waste management of all types of batteries sold in the EU, with a vote of 587 in favor, 9 against, and 20 abstentions. The new law takes into account technological development and future challenges in this field, and will cover the entire battery life cycle, from design to scrapping.

 

Key measures of this regulation:

(1) Mandatory Carbon footprint declaration and labeling for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, light vehicle (LMT) batteries (such as Motorized scooter and bicycle) and rechargeable industrial batteries with a capacity of more than 2kWh;
(2) Design portable batteries in household appliances so that consumers can easily remove and replace them themselves;
(3) Design digital battery passports for LMT batteries, industrial batteries with a capacity of more than 2 kilowatt hours and Electric vehicle battery;
(4) Implement due diligence policies for all economic operators except for small and medium-sized enterprises;
(5) More stringent waste collection targets: portable batteries -45% by 2023, 63% by 2027, and 73% by 2030; LMT batteries - reaching 51% by 2028 and 61% by 2031;
(6) The minimum level of material recovery from waste batteries: lithium -50% by 2027 and 80% by 2031; Cobalt, copper, lead, and nickel - reaching 90% by 2027 and 95% by 2031;
(7) The minimum level of recycling from manufacturing and consumer waste for new batteries: 8 years after the regulations come into effect - cobalt 16%, lead 85%, lithium 6%, nickel 6%; 13 years after the regulations came into effect: cobalt 26%, lead 85%, lithium 12%, nickel 15%.

After the final vote, the Council must formally approve the text and publish it in the official gazette of the European Union and take effect.

手机官网
手机官网

Wechat Public

Account