New battery law could help Europe lead the green battery race

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Batteries are about to become the new gold in Europe, but there must be sufficient regulation to ensure they are clean and sourced ethically, write Alex Keynes and Cecilia Mattea

Alex Keynes is a clean vehicles manager and Cecilia Mattea is a clean vehicles officer at Transport and Energy, a European clean transport NGO.

Europe will need to be selling battery electric vehicles only by 2035 if it’s to become climate neutral by 2050. The immense demand for batteries will make them more like the new “gold” than the new oil.



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