EU-wide battery labelling changes expected

The EU Batteries Regulation brings new labelling requirements for the batteries released onto the market. The aim of the new labelling is to promote the collection and recycling of batteries.

The regulation draft proposes that, from 2027 onwards, the labelling of batteries should indicate not only the main features of the battery, but also the battery’s service life, charging capacity, separate collection requirement, hazardous materials and safety risks. The battery information should be accessible via a QR code printed or engraved on the battery.

In addition, the regulation requires a digital battery management system for rechargeable industrial batteries and electric vehicle batteries. From the beginning of 2026, each battery should also have a unique, electronic battery passport with basic information on each battery type and model.

The goal here is to ensure that batteries are as safe as possible to use as well as that consumer should have a less difficult time figuring out all the features of the batteries they use.

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Source: Akkukierratys Pb

22 Dec 2022 at 10:19 am
1 min
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Joris te Pas
Environmental Compliance Specialist
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