EU Battery Regulation

EU Battery Regulation

How to get your batteries safe, reliable, and certified with the support of TÜV SÜD.

How to get your batteries safe, reliable, and certified with the support of TÜV SÜD.

In our increasingly digital and electrified world, batteries play a key role in powering everything from smartphones to electric vehicles (ev). They shape the way we live, work and travel. Recognising the importance of batteries in the transition towards a sustainable future, the European Union (EU) has introduced comprehensive regulations, which you should be aware of.

The Battery Regulation EU 2023/1542 aims to ensure that batteries placed on the European market are sustainable and safe throughout their life cycle, including all actors and their activities. The new Regulation entered into force on 17 August 2023, replacing the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC which will expire two years later with some exceptions. In contrast to a directive, a regulation is a legal act which applies automatically and uniformly in all EU countries, without the need for transposition into national law.

At TÜV SÜD we provide services to manufacturers, importers, distributors and other economic operators of battery incorporated products. We address industry challenges and ensure that the batteries are safe, reliable and compliant with the new European regulations.

How TÜV SÜD can support you regarding the EU Battery Regulation

TÜV SÜD’s multidisciplinary team of experts familiarises you with the regulations and creates a detailed roadmap specifically tailored to your business.

Our extensive modular range of in-house services for manufacturers, importers, distributors and other economic operators provides end-to-end technical verification services, individual services and testing services.

We provide solutions for the legislative requirements:


  • EU Batteries Regulation training

    Our customized training sessions offer more than just a general overview of the EU Battery Regulation. We dive deep into product-specific requirements, providing technical advice and interpretation insights. Furthermore, we offer a dedicated platform for addressing individual questions through our Q&A sessions.

    Here, you can engage directly with our experts, receiving clear and concise answers to your product-specific queries.

  • CE Marking

    The CE marking indicates conformity with the applicable regulations and directives and subsequently, corresponding health, safety and environmental protection standards for products sold within the EU.

    TÜV SÜD supports customers on their way to CE marking readiness. Therefore, we conduct an initial audit to determine the status quo and then eliminate deviations or omissions step by step. In a final check, we validate CE marking readiness for you.

  • Due Diligence

    Due diligence is the process of evaluating the status of complianceWe support customers on their way to due diligence policy readiness:

    • Pre-assessment to evaluate the status of the management system maturity based on international instruments.
    • Recurring review loops to eliminate deviations occurred during the pre-assessment.
    • Final onsite audit to validate the management system developments by document review, management and employee interview
    • Notified body due diligence assessment

    As a Notified Body, we hold ourselves to the highest standards, ensuring your policy meets all requirements.

  • Battery Testing Services

    In our commitment to ensuring the safety and reliability of batteries and stationary storage systems, TÜV SÜD offers a comprehensive array of testing services in its EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs.

    Our accredited testing and documentation processes are designed to rigorously demonstrate compliance with safety requirements. We conduct thorough assessments to identify and mitigate potential safety hazards according to industry standards. Examples of this testing scheme are thermal propagation and fire testing according to contemporary standards.

  • Battery Performance & Durability

    TÜV SÜD´s services focus on the meticulous evaluation of battery performance and durability. This includes the precise determination of parameters crucial to performance and longevity.

    Utilizing state-of-the-art test benches and testing methodologies, to ensure adherence with relevant industry standards. Moreover, our services encompass thorough documentation, including detailed records of testing data and results.

Your benefits from working with TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is your independent third-party service provider with up-to-date technical knowledge and expertise in the field of the EU Battery Regulation.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Building Customer Trust
  • Mitigation of Risks
  • Compliance Assurance
  • A high-quality and well-known test mark
  • Special market acceptance of your product
  • Gaining a Competitive Edge

Our service ensures that your business will meet industry standards, as well as market and regulatory requirements for safety and quality - anywhere in the world!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on EU Battery Regulation

  • What types of batteries are covered by the regulation?

    The regulation applies to all categories of batteries. It shall apply to batteries that are incorporated into or added to products, or that are designed to be incorporated into or added to products.

  • Why is the EU battery regulation important?

    Battery testing is essential in various industries, including electronics, automotive, renewable energy, and aerospace, to ensure that batteries meet safety standards, performance requirements, and industry regulations.

    Therefore, the EU Battery Regulation is important as it streamlines and standardises the regulatory landscape for batteries. Besides, as the legally binding framework it promotes environmental responsibility, ensures consumer safety, and enhances energy efficiency in the European Union.

  • To whom is the EU battery regulation relevant?

    The EU Battery Regulation is relevant to a wide range of stakeholders, including:

    Manufacturers and Importers:

    Battery manufacturers and importers of batteries operating within the EU or those exporting batteries to the European market must comply with the requirements outlined in the EU Battery Regulation. This includes compliance with safety standards, labeling requirements, and environmental regulations. Moreover, companies in the battery business are responsible for the collection, treatment, and recycling of waste batteries. They are required to establish systems for the proper collection and recycling of used batteries.

    Recycling and Waste Management Companies:

    Companies involved in the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of batteries must comply with regulations regarding the safe handling and recycling of batteries. This ensures that hazardous substances within batteries are managed appropriately to prevent environmental contamination.

    Electric Vehicle (EV) Manufacturers:

    EV manufacturers and companies producing energy storage systems, which heavily rely on batteries, must comply with the EU Battery Regulation. This includes meeting specific performance standards and ensuring the responsible disposal of batteries at the end of their life cycle.

  • Which requirements apply to my product?

    The requirements that apply to the product depend on several factors.

    These are:

    • Type of battery
    • Type of economic operator
    • Results of risk assessment
    • Company size
    • Product release date
  • What is a notified body?

    A conformity assessment body is a body that performs one or several elements of conformity assessment. These elements include one or several of the following activities: testing, certification and inspection.

    Notified bodies are conformity assessment bodies which have been officially designated and notified by their national authority. These notified bodies carry out the procedures for conformity assessment within the meaning of applicable Union harmonisation legislation when a third party is required. They are called ‘notified bodies’ under EU legislation.

    Notified bodies take responsibilities in areas of public interest and, therefore, must remain accountable to the competent national authorities. To be eligible a body must be a legal entity established on the territory of a Member State and, thus, come under its jurisdiction. Member States remain free to decide whether or not to notify a body which complies with the requirements laid down in the relevant Union harmonisation legislation.

  • Will TÜV SÜD become a notified body?

    Yes, TÜV SÜD would like to become a notified body for the EU Battery Regulation.


TÜV SÜD can support your business in providing training on the EU Battery Regulation or assessing your batteries

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