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Honda and Ford join push to set global rules for EV battery emissions

Auto industry and others to create system that tracks production to disposal

In 2024, the European Commission plans to require records of CO2 emissions at each stage of production, distribution, use and disposal for industrial batteries such as those for EVs.

TOKYO -- Japanese, U.S. and European carmakers and major cloud providers are among a group of 100 companies and organizations that will create international rules to accurately measure the carbon dioxide emissions of car batteries as early as 2022, Nikkei has learned.

Batteries account for about half the CO2 generated in the production of electric vehicles. By recording and sharing emission data from production to disposal, the group aims to create a mechanism to encourage the management and reuse of batteries and reduce the environmental burden.

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