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Amendments adopted by the European Parliament to the new Batteries Regulation on 10th September 2022

14th Sep 2022

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The European Parliament adopted amendments to the proposal for the new Batteries Regulation on 10th September 2022. The adopted amendments include;

  • Introduction of ‘light means of transport’ to acknowledge the uptake in use of e-scooters and e-bikes
  • Clarity on obligated batteries and accumulators placed on the market. More specific wording which now includes ‘regardless of whether they were produced in the Union or imported’
  • Lead named as a hazardous substance to be restricted within the Regulation
  • Proposal that the Commission should assess hazardous substances in batteries, with a focus on battery chemistries used in large quantities, evolving and emerging chemistries and the availability of suitable alternatives to lead-acid industrial and automotive batteries and to nickel-cadmium batteries

To learn more about the adopted amendments, you can read more here – Official Journal of the European Union (

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