EGMF and 10 industry associations covering the entire batteries value chain express their concerns about key elements in the ongoing debates in the European Parliament and the Council on the Batteries Regulation proposal, and provide recommendations for achieving shared goals.
The new Batteries Regulation is a new and holistic blueprint for future initiatives with several completely new measures: from recycled content to due diligence and carbon footprint. However, the battery sector is too important and strategic to just turn it into a test case. Instead, all measures should be designed and implemented acknowledging the complexity involved in their delivery over the next decade. In our paper we have identified five key risk areas (and relevant recommendations) from current discussions in the co-decision process, which might endanger the competitiveness of the EU industry and the electrification of the transport, energy and industrial sectors.