Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

The European Commission will publish on 9 December, 2020 its proposal on the new Batteries Regulation, which replaces the current Batteries Directive (2006/66/EC). This is a long-awaited and crucial piece of legislation, defining the legislative framework for our industry for the next 15 years. Its aim is not only to provide an updated battery policy framework in view of the essential role of batteries in achieving a zero-emissions EU society by 2050, but also to ensure the competitiveness of Europe in the context of the Green Recovery and the global battery market, estimated to be more than €130bn by 2030. The EU battery industry is not only important from a business and employment perspective - with 30000 employees -  but batteries will play a crucial role in achieving the EU decarbonisation targets. If there are no batteries to decarbonise transportation or store renewable energy, we will never achieve the objectives set out  in the Green Deal.

We will issue our press release on 9 December, but we as an industry would like to ask the EU Commission eg. to:

  • Guarantee the competitiveness of the EU Battery industry
  • Create a level playing field for all battery chemistries – all of them have innovation potential. Due to Europe’s fast-growing market demand is going to be that big that we will need all available battery technologies
  • Promotion of sustainable and green batteries.

In the meantime you  will find an overview of our key policy asks in: