Powering-up Europe’s battery potential: a manifesto for growth

The EU has an opportunity to decarbonise and boost economic growth by driving investment in batteries.

Launching a manifesto setting out three pillars for growth – innovation, a level playing field and circularity – EUROBAT President Marc Zoellner, CEO of battery-maker, Hoppecke, called on policy makers to ensure clarity and consistency to maintain and grow a resilient European battery industry.

Amid strong global competition, EUROBAT is calling on decision-makers in the forthcoming five year parliamentary term to ensure all battery technologies can reach their full potential, supporting a thriving European battery sector and value chain that maintains thousands of small and medium sized enterprises and jobs across member states.

The Chairman of the Consortium for Battery Innovation, Dr Christian Rosenkranz, VP of government relations at battery manufacturer Clarios, explained that industry needs a stable and consistent approach to policy and regulation “in order to make investments and secure jobs.”

He added that all battery technologies, including lead and lithium, are needed to achieve low carbon goals and attract more investment in research and innovation. “I hope the new EU parliament will grasp the opportunity to help make Europe the global powerhouse for battery manufacturing, innovation and recycling.”

Read EUROBAT’s manifesto Making the European battery sector more sustainable and resilient.

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