Volvo is the First Car with a Digital Product Passport

Owners can access a simplified version of the passport using a QR code on the inside of the driver's door, while a more comprehensive version will be provided to regulators.
Volvo Digital Product Passport

Volvo Cars is making history by launching the world’s first electric vehicle (EV) battery passport for its flagship EX90 SUV. This groundbreaking move, aimed at recording the origins of raw materials, components, recycled content, and carbon footprint, sets a new standard in automotive transparency and sustainability. As Volvo targets producing only fully-electric cars by 2030, the battery passport represents a significant step forward in their commitment to sustainability and innovation.

 

The Significance of Volvo’s Battery Passport

Volvo’s initiative precedes the European Union’s mandate, which will require battery passports for all EVs sold in the EU starting February 2027. These passports will need to show the composition of batteries, including the origin of key materials, their carbon footprint, and recycled content. By introducing this passport nearly three years before the regulations come into effect, Volvo demonstrates its leadership and dedication to transparency.

According to Vanessa Butani, Volvo’s head of global sustainability, the battery passport is more than just compliance. “It’s really important for us to be a pioneer and a leader,” Butani told Reuters. The EX90 SUV, equipped with this innovative passport, is set to begin production soon at Volvo’s plant in Charleston, South Carolina, and will be delivered to customers in Europe and North America from the second half of the year. Owners can access a simplified version of the passport using a QR code on the inside of the driver’s door, while a more comprehensive version will be provided to regulators.

 

What Does This Mean for Consumers?

For Volvo owners, the battery passport is a tool for informed decision-making. It provides a transparent view of the car’s environmental impact, from the sourcing of raw materials to the recycling process. Additionally, the passport allows consumers to access up-to-date battery health information. This feature ensures that car owners can monitor the condition and performance of their vehicle’s battery over time, helping them make timely decisions about maintenance and usage. This transparency fosters trust and empowers consumers to make more sustainable and well-informed choices.

 

Labellink: Your Partner in Digital Product Passports

Volvo’s battery passport is a pioneering example of the kind of transparency and traceability that can be achieved with digital product passports (DPPs). At Labellink, we specialize in providing e-label solutions that can bring this level of detail and interactivity to any product. Our comprehensive platform offers a suite of features designed to enhance traceability, authenticity, and consumer engagement.

Labellink’s e-label software and services are perfectly suited for businesses looking to implement DPPs like Volvo’s. With our solutions, you can provide your customers with detailed product information, ensuring they have access to the data they need to make informed decisions. Our QR CodeBridge™ technology guarantees that QR codes lead to always-up-to-date content, making it easy for consumers to scan and access critical product information instantly.

 

The Future of E-Labels with Labellink

Labellink stands out in the market with our extensive and versatile e-labeling platform. Our services include:

  • Traceability and Authenticity: Ensure customers can verify the origins and authenticity of your products.
  • Comprehensive E-Label Management: Manage all aspects of your digital labels seamlessly.
  • QR Code Integration: Our QR CodeBridge™ offers robust QR code creation and management, ensuring reliable and dynamic content delivery.
  • Analytics & BI: Gain insights from scan analytics that go beyond traditional web metrics.
  • GS1 Traceability: Adhere to global identification standards for unparalleled traceability.
  • Compliance and Certification: Meet EU and US regulations with ease, ensuring your e-labels are always compliant.
  • Labellink AI Assistant: Provides intelligent, real-time responses to customer queries, enhancing the e-label experience.

 

Tailored Solutions for Every Industry

Labellink’s e-label solutions are adaptable to a broad spectrum of industries. Whether you are in electronics, food, fashion, or any other sector, our platform can be customized to meet your specific needs. We offer industry-specific starter packs and fully bespoke solutions to ensure your e-labels are as effective and engaging as possible.

 

Join the Future of Product Transparency

At Labellink, we are ready to help your business achieve the highest level of transparency and consumer trust. By implementing Digital Product Passports with our advanced e-labeling platform, you can lead the way in sustainability and innovation.