China takes the lead with electric vehicle battery plans

In the future, fuel consumption as well as other systems might also be considered for standardisation. Photo credit – Pixabay

China takes the lead with electric vehicle battery plans

New rules in China, due to come into force in August, will track the entire lifestyle of batteries used in electric car production.

The rules should help to ensure that, as the number of electric vehicles on Chinese roads rapidly multiplies, the growing amount of battery waste can be responsibly recycled.

This should further enhance the environmental benefits of using electric vehicles, and prevent any aspect of their lifespan having an unnecessary imopact upon the enviroment.

The news follows our report from March that the Chinese government has revealed plans for greater standardisation amongst electric car manufacturers and models.

As these efforts come to fruition, initial efforts will focus on battery design and recharging solutions, seeking common standards.

In the future, fuel consumption as well as other systems might also be considered for standardisation.

China is the undisputed world leader when it comes to electric car design and technology, and so standards implemented in the country seem likely to be adopted in other countries, too.

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid