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EU Batteries Regulation (EU) 2023/1542

Information and our solutions for the Batteries Regulation

The new EU Batteries Regulation contains a wide range of requirements for the sustainable and resource-saving design of batteries, ambitious and extensive information obligations towards users and various aspects of battery safety.

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Information on the Batteries Regulation

The Battery Regulation repeals Directive 2006/66/EC and adapts Regulation (EU) 2019/1020.

In principle, the European Commission has modernised the EU legal framework for batteries and used batteries with the Batteries Regulation in order to respond to the increased demand for the development and production of batteries.

The key figures for (EU) 2023/1542:

  • The EU Council of Ministers finalised the new EU Battery Regulation on 10 July 2023.
  • The regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 28 July 2023 and formally entered into force 20 days later, i.e. on 17 August 2023.
  • The implementation took place with a deadline of 6 months from 18 February 2024; in some cases, significantly longer transition periods apply.

The new provisions of the EU Batteries Regulation are linked to the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan ("Green Deal") and the EU industrial strategy. The regulation includes battery design and technical developments as well as future challenges in the battery segment and thus covers the entire life cycle from production and information to the end of the battery's service life.

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Which new regulations and measures must be considered?

  • Subdivision of battery types into portable batteries, batteries for light transport, batteries for electric vehicles, industrial batteries and starter batteries

  • Batteries must have a CE marking based on an EU Declaration of Conformity and a corresponding conformity assessment procedure
  • Introduction of a digital battery passport and mandatory declaration on CO2 footprint and corresponding labelling for:

    • Electric vehicle batteries

    • Batteries for light transport such as electric bicycles or scooters

    • Rechargeable industrial batteries with a capacity of > 2 kWh

  • Portable batteries must be easily removable and replaceable by consumers themselves from electrical appliances; in the case of LV batteries, this must be possible by independent professionals at any time during the life of the product

  • due diligence strategy for all economic operators (turnover > 40 million euros; exception: SMEs)

  • Stricter targets for the collection of spent batteries: for portable batteries 45% by 2023 (63% by 2027, 73% by 2030). For light transport batteries, a quota of 51% by 2028 and 61% by 2031 is envisaged

  • New recycling targets for spent batteries: Lithium 50% by 2027 (80% by 2031); Cobalt, Copper, Lead and Nickel 90% by 2027 (95% by 2031)

  • New targets for minimum amount of recycled content for use in new batteries (from waste from battery production and consumers)

    • From 18.08.2031: 16% for cobalt, 85% for lead, 6% for lithium and 6% for nickel

    • From 18.08.2036: 26% for cobalt, 85% for lead, 12% for lithium and 15% for nickel

  • Producers are required to appoint an Extended Producer Responsibility Authorised Representative in each country where they do not have a registered office.

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How take-e-way supports you

take-e-way is very well positioned to meet the challenges you will face when implementing the ambitious targets of the Batteries Regulation. We offer a broad portfolio of services in the areas of Extended Producer Responsibility and waste legislation, sustainable supply chain management, the use of recycled materials, product safety and sustainability management, covering all aspects of the new Batteries Regulation.

Do you produce, import or resell batteries and accumulators? take-e-way helps you to fulfil your legal obligations and comply with the regulations for waste batteries in your target countries.

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