The European Commission’s (EC) proposal to update to its existing battery legislation, outlined in December, is set to form a part of the European Union's (EU) Green New Deal and focus on creating more sustainable batteries produced within and sold into the EU.
However, with the EU already facing an uphill climb to meet its growing electric vehicle ambitions, the extra hurdle of sustainability, which is necessary to ensure the clean energy transition remains clean, will add to the challenges of scaling up battery production on the continent.
Discussing the legislation Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations Maroš Šef . . .