CITA Regulation for the Batteries of Electric Vehicles
In its new position paper “PROPOSAL REGARDING THE REGULATION FOR THE BATTERIES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES“, CITA recommends the essential aspects for the development of the regulatory framework for electric vehicle batteries, deeming it necessary to act as quickly as possible.
Over the years, batteries have been implemented into vehicles with very little regulation. This has led to issues in the roadworthiness inspections of electric and hybrid vehicles. Binding requirements are necessary to allow the roadworthiness inspection of these batteries. In this sense, particularly the inclusion of EV batteries in Annex V of Regulation COM(2020) 798 final 2020/0353 (COD, the obligation to provide the necessary data for inspection and strict third-party assessment and verification of compliance is crucial. This requires a reliable, transparent, and standardized SoH or access to battery data and conditions.