Brussels – 7 February 2022. E-bikes are becoming more and more popular in Europe with sales that reached 4.5 million units in 2020. Alongside the e-bike market developments, the EU legislation concerning batteries is currently being revised and CONEBI is directly involved in the EU advocacy process to state the importance of safe and high quality e-bike batteries for European consumers and thus warning about the safety concerns involved with battery repair.
The proposal for a new EU Batteries Regulation was released by the European Commission in December 2020 and has since been discussed intensively in the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. A preliminary position from both legislators is expected soon and negotiations with all the EU legislators on a final text may start as early as March 2022.
At the following link you can find the CONEBI’s Position Paper on E-Bike Battery Repair.
Moreover, together with other 10 industry associations – including the Advanced Rechargeable & Lithium Batteries Association (RECHARGE), Home Appliance Europe (APPLiA) and the European Portable Battey Association (EPBA) – CONEBI is also calling for clear rules on battery replaceability within the framework of the new EU Batteries Regulation. The joint position paper can be found here.