We’ve had Brexit a possible Grexit and of course the Eurovision song contest…Now Eurobat, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, has published its call for the development of a ‘2030 Battery Strategy for Europe’. Such a strategy would lead to more coherence between the several EU policies in the field of energy, transport and environment, it believes.
For Europe as a whole, it is important to enable the future of its entire battery sector and ensure coherence between EU, regional and national policy initiatives. In particular, keeping and expanding the manufacturing base of all battery technologies in Europe will be of paramount importance for the industrial development of the European Union.
With this initiative, EUROBAT asks European policy makers to cooperate with all stakeholders, including manufacturers, suppliers, value chain partners, users and civil society, to develop such ‘2030 Battery Strategy for Europe’. Such overall strategic EU policy framework would provide business certainty for European battery manufacturers, create new opportunities for all battery technologies and deliver jobs, growth and innovation in Europe. The coming two years of the current EU Parliament and Commission should be used to develop the ‘2030 Battery Strategy for Europe’, it says.