Regulations Governing Shipment of Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries in the U.S.
The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) has published a new guidance document, “Regulations Governing Shipment of Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries in the U.S.”, in collaboration with Call2Recycle, a North American leader in battery collection and recycling.
The guidance document was produced through a collaborative process within the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment’s (SP) Responsible Battery Work Group, whose members include automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, LLC (HDMA), Stellantis, Toyota Motor North America and their suppliers.
The guidance document is designed as an informational resource highlighting some of the noteworthy regulations and current requirements that stakeholders handling an EV battery at the end of its useful life will need to understand and comply with. While this document is being provided for educational purposes, it is the responsibility of every company handling EV batteries to understand and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Guidance Document: Regulations Governing Shipment of Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries in the U.S.
This guidance document identifies current U.S. EV battery transportation regulations by chemistry (lithium-ion vs. nickel-metal hydride), by state of health (end-of-life vs. damaged-defective-recalled), and by mode of transportation (land / rail, air, or sea), and then links those regulations to types of shipping containers permitted for use.
Acknowledgements: This guidance document was produced through a collaborative process by the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Responsible Battery Work Group and Call2Recycle, with input from Battery Solutions and TerraCycle Regulated Waste.
Disclaimer: This document is provided for educational purposes only. The information included is based on the professional judgment of the individual authors as of December 2021 and may be used at your discretion. SP and its member companies make no warranty, expressed or implied, and assume no liability for any form of damage that may result from use of this document. It is the responsibility of every company handling EV batteries to understand and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.