Please note that this study is terminated and for the futher policy making process please consult the website of the EC.

Welcome to the website of the preparatory study for Batteries.

In the scope of the study are rechargeable electrochemical batteries with a primary focus on 'industrial batteries'. According to the definitions of  the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC), i.e. any battery designed for exclusively industrial or professional uses or used in any type of electric vehicle.

This study provides the European Commission with a technical, environmental and economical analysis of Batteries in accordance with relevant European Directives . The analysis will be based on the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) detailed on the methodology page

The overall policy target of this study is to establish sustainability requirements for batteries. Consequently, the study will be divided in three main tasks:

- Preparatory Ecodesign Study - Following the MEERp methodology

- To support the European Commission Services on the Impact Assessment 

- To support the European Commission Services in the drafting of the Standardization mandate 

This study has started in early September 2018 and is expected to be completed in May 2019. Reports and other related documents will be published on the documents page.

Reports issued for this study are available on the Documents section of this website. 

If you would like to read more about the background of this study, then please visit the Introduction.

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