New EU battery regulations spell big trouble for manufacturers and tech giants
The EU's new battery regulations set high standards of sustainability, but will prove challenging for global manufacturers.
EU lawmakers have agreed on a new set of rules aiming to make batteries in the bloc more sustainable and reusable. They will apply to all types of batteries sold in the EU, including portable batteries used in electronic devices, industrial batteries, SLI batteries used in automotive applications, as well as batteries used in two-wheelers and EVs. In the case of electronic devices the targets are set at 45% by 2023 and 73% by 2030; in the case of EVs, at 100%.