What is battery regulation?

Electro mobility promotion involves new battery technologies; the most widely used today is lithium ion technology. This requires a regulatory framework for the proper handling and disposal of these batteries, once they have completed their useful life in the electric vehicle.

The adaptation of the current used battery regulations (Decree 373/003), which regulates lead-acid batteries handling and final disposal, is one of the initiatives that the MOVÉS Project carries out in conjunction with the National Environmental Directorate (DINAMA).

In this sense, a basic regulation proposal has already been prepared, which is awaiting revisions to be approved.

What is expected of this regulation?

One of the key points is the instrumentation of the extended responsibility of the battery´s importer/manufacturer, after it has reached its useful life. In the absence of national capacities for readjustment and second life, or eventual recycling and final disposal, the battery´s importer/manufacturer must ensure that recovery is carried out abroad.

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