As take-e-way reported, the new EU Battery Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 28.07.2023 and will formally enter into force 20 days later. One component of this regulation is the obligation to indicate the CO2 footprint for batteries with a capacity of more than 2 kWh. The EU Commission has now launched an initiative to specify uniform procedures for calculating and declaring the carbon footprint. The drafts will be published in the first quarter of 2024.
Affected economic operators such as manufacturers or importers of these batteries are advised to keep an eye on these initiatives. Transition periods have been taken into account, but the calculation procedures then established may have to be implemented through appropriate testing and research procedures. The first declaration deadlines must be met as early as 36 months after the new Battery Ordinance comes into force, i.e. on 18.02.2025 for electric vehicle batteries, and for industrial batteries and batteries from light means of transport on 18.02.2026 and 18.08.2028 respectively.
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