Regulation on batteries and more you might not know

14. 2. 2024

The Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation is in force and replaces the previous Batteries Directive of 2006. The new Regulation places more emphasis on the environment in particular in connection with batteries.

The Battery Regulation covers all batteries, namely portable batteries, industrial batteries, electric vehicle batteries, light-means of transport batteries and starter batteries.

The first clauses enter will be valid on 18th of February 2024.

The regulation introduces a change:

  • introduces consumer removability of batteries – more here,
  • sets out requirements for a battery passport that will contain all the information about the battery – more here,
  • changes the collection targets for waste batteries – more here.

We have already informed you about the main changes contained in the Regulation – more details here.

What about batteries that do not comply the criteria of the Regulation?

Batteries that have already been manufactured and are in stock can be distributed even though they do not comply the new requirements of the Regulation. However, batteries manufactured after the date on which the individual clauses are valid (the first from 18th of February) must already comply with the Regulation and meet the individual requirements.