Volvo EX90 will have world's first battery passport

Vlad, 04 June 2024

Volvo's delayed EX90 is finally about to start production, which will take place at the brand's plant in Charleston, South Carolina, in the US. Deliveries are set to start sometime in the second half of this year to customers in North America and Europe.

The EX90 will be the world's first car to have a battery passport. This will record the origins of raw materials, components, recycled content, and the total carbon footprint. The passport will also include up to date information about the battery's state of health for 15 years. It is estimated to cost Volvo about $10 per car.

Volvo EX90 will have world's first battery passport

The passport took over five years to develop by Volvo in partnership with Circulor, a UK startup which maps supply chains for companies. Such battery passports will be mandatory for EVs sold in the EU from February 2027, but Volvo wanted to be first.

"It's really important for us to be a pioneer and a leader", Vanessa Butani, Volvo's head of global sustainability, told Reuters. She added that the passport will gradually be rolled out to all of Volvo's EVs following the launch on the EX90.


Reader comments

  • iwan bo

Five years to develop a passport for batteries! Sounds like a waste of resources and effort that could have been put towards improving other aspects ...?



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