According to national legislation, the battery manufacturers (any natural or legal person who, within the scope of its working activities, place batteries for the first time on the domestic market, including those incorporated into vehicles) are required to:
• Register with a Registrar, to whom it periodically reports the quantities of batteries placed on the market;
• Ensure that there are waste collection points for used batteries and ensure their treatment, recycling or disposal.
This responsibility can be borne individually (individual system) or collectively (joint system).
If the producer opts to join the VALORCAR Joint Management System for Used Vehicle Batteries (SIGBVU) , the responsibility for recording and management of used batteries are immediately transferred to VALORCAR following the signing of a contract. This contract requires payment of a registration fee (TR) and a Unitary Financial Benefit Instalment (PFU), these amounts funding VALORCAR activities.
• Registration fee (TR): due from the Producers to VALORCAR upon joining SIGBVU, so that it may ensure,
organise and maintain the compulsory periodic registry. The TR amount of € 50, is one-time payment.
• Unitary Financial Instalment (PFU): due from the producers to VALORCAR for every battery placed for the
first time on the domestic market.
|Categories of Batteries Covered
by the SIGBVU
|Non-electric passenger cars||0,45|
|Non-electric heavy-duty vehicles
|Purely electrical light and heavy-duty vehicles, motorcycles and vessels||0,90|
|Loading machines and other machines that are purely electrical||11,00|
• The PFU associated with each battery should be passed on through the marketing chain to the final customer at the time of
the sale of the batteries or vehicles that contain them, and the producers and distributors should detail, in a separate item to
be placed on the relevant invoice, the corresponding amount.
• Batteries that are sold as part of vehicles reported to the ELV joint management system managed by VALORCAR under
Decree-Law No. 196/2003 (M1 and N1 category vehicles) are exempt.
• PFU is only paid for 2nd hand batteries if no PFU was paid when they were placed [on the market] within the national territory
as new batteries.