Volvo Introduces First EV Battery Passport

AutoGuide.com News Staff
by AutoGuide.com News Staff
The EX90 SUV will soon start production at Volvo's plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

Volvo is set to launch the world's first EV battery passport with the EX90 SUV. The passport is designed to report on the provenance of key raw materials used to produce EV batteries.


In 2027 battery passports will become mandatory for electric vehicles sold in the European Union. These passports will detail the exact composition of batteries, including the origin of key materials, their carbon footprint from manufacturing, and the amount of recycled content.


According to Reuters, Volvo's early introduction of the passport aims to build trust and promote transparency with car buyers. By 2030 Volvo will produce only electric cars.

Passports will detail the exact composition of batteries, including the origin of key materials.

The EX90 SUV will soon start production at Volvo's plant in Charleston, South Carolina, with deliveries to customers in Europe and North America beginning in the second half of 2024. Volvo owners will be able to access a simplified version of the passport via a QR code inside the driver's door, and a more detailed version will be available to regulators.


As part of the initiative, Volvo will provide up-to-date information on the battery's state of health for 15 years, aiding in assessing the value of used EVs. There is currently no mandate for battery passports in the United States. However, automakers are showing interest due to potential requirements for EV subsidies under the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act.


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