New EV battery passport due in 2027

New regulations will be introduced in 2027 requiring vehicle manufacturers to prove the origins of raw materials used in electric vehicle batteries.

The new ‘electric battery passport’ will apply to vehicles sold in the UK as well as Europe, and will also require manufacturers to state how much of the battery is recycled and its carbon footprint throughout its lifecycle, as well as details about the production process and how the parts were transported.

The EU Battery Regulation will be introduced on 1 February, 2027 and requires ‘mandatory supply chain due diligence addressing the social and environmental risks related to extracting, processing, and trading raw materials for battery manufacturing purposes.’

Each EV will need to have a battery passport for repairs and replacements to be carried out.