Batteries in the EU will soon need passports
Bring on the circular economy!
Starting in 2026, all EV & industrial batteries made in the European Union will require a passport so they can be tracked from cradle to grave and the scarce/valuable materials used in their creation can be more easily recycled and reused.
As a result of this regulation, the carbon footprint of every manufacturing site must be third-party verified and publicly accessible online by 2024 – and once the passports go live, every battery will be given a QR code that offers information on the battery's carbon impact, electrochemical performance, and durability classification.
This seems like an important step toward ensuring maximum use of the batteries and all of the recyclable and reusable materials they contain. I wonder if we'll see the same sort of legislation here in Canada or the US?