Battery Pass: Assessment and Implementation Guide

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From February 2027, the EU will require digital product passports for vehicle batteries, and passport requirements for other products will follow. We support companies in implementing the regulations.

A model-based assessment and implementation guide serves as a key component for companies that want to prepare for realizing digital product passports. This process-oriented procedure offers a customized analysis, specifically tailored to the individual needs and requirements of a company. Its interactive nature enables deep insight into specific actions needed for successfully implementing  digital product passports.

The strength of this approach lies in its ability to present options for action which significantly facilitate decision-making. Companies can make rational decisions based on critical parameters such as the degree of automation, costs, time for implementation, and the need for capacities and skills. This targeted methodology leads not only to efficient resource allocation but also minimizes risks associated with the introduction of new technologies.

Thus, the model-based assessment and implementation guide represents an essential step in strategically planning and executing the digital transformation concerning digital product passports. It provides a foundation for companies to successfully overcome the challenges of digitalization and secure a competitive advantage in the constantly changing business world.


Implementing digital product passports poses a series of challenges for companies. One of the main factors that increase the complexity of this endeavour is the variety and volume of data as well as their sources. Companies must merge and manage information from a wide range of internal and external data sources, which represents a demanding task.

Another critical point is the large number of stakeholders involved in the process. This ranges from partners, companies, and service providers to suppliers and supervisory bodies such as the European Commission and the end customers. Each of these actors introduces their own requirements, expectations, and systems into the process, making coordination and integration a complex challenge.

Additionally, the diversity of implementation alternatives presents a challenge. The decision for a specific approach depends on various factors, including the specific needs of the company, the existing IT infrastructure, cost considerations, and the long-term strategy. This diversity offers flexibility but also leads to uncertainties in selecting the optimal solution.

Another significant obstacle is the fact that the regulatory landscape is highly unpredictable. As regulations are still under development and can change constantly, it is challenging for companies to keep up with the current requirements while remaining flexible enough to incorporate future changes. The need to cover different regulations, which may range from local and national to international levels, further complicates the situation.

Unique Selling Points

This solution for implementing digital product passports is characterized by a series of features that clearly distinguish it from other approaches. The central advantage lies in the solution’s adaptability and customizability, enabled by the use of specific models. These models are designed to be tailored to the unique needs of a company and changing regulations. This flexibility is crucial to meet the dynamic requirements of the market.

Another important point of differentiation is the domain expertise stemming from the "Battery Pass" project. This specialized knowledge enables a deep understanding of the specific challenges and requirements associated with digital product passports, especially in the battery industry.

A decisive advantage of this solution is its ability to make trade-offs visible, thus facilitating decision-making across different implementation alternatives. Companies can weigh the pros and cons of various approaches and make an informed decision that best meets their specific requirements.

The model-based approach also creates transparency about the complexity of the endeavor. This helps companies to better understand and manage the diverse aspects and dependencies within the project.

Considering the entire ecosystem, including data flow, regulation, and policy, promises a holistic view and solution. This completeness guarantee ensures that all relevant factors are included in the planning and implementation, leading to more effective and sustainable outcomes.

Finally, the solution is low-effort and time-efficient, as it can be implemented in just two days in workshops with Fraunhofer IPK experts. This efficiency makes the solution particularly attractive for companies that need to quickly respond to market requirements or ensure compliance without undergoing lengthy implementation processes.