A competitive, clean and sustainable European battery sector is essential to deliver the EU energy and climate goals while also securing European independence in energy supply and industry competitiveness.
Batteries are crucial for the promotion of low-emission and zero-emission mobility technologies, in particular electric vehicles, and for the management of the electricity grid that is becoming more decentralised and more renewable.
Building a competitive and sustainable European battery sector requires a revision of Directive 2006/66 so as to
- (1) define and harmonise sustainability and performance criteria,
- (2) improve consumer information,
- (3) develop a sound battery reuse system and improve battery waste collection and recycling,
- (4) ensure traceability and
- (5) harness investments.