Transporting hybrid lithium batteries

A temporary exemption to dangerous goods regulations about transporting hybrid lithium batteries (ADR M296) which is valid until 30 June 2019.


Multilateral agreement M296

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This multilateral agreement (MA), signed by the UK, gives a temporary exemption to certain parts of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

This exemption relates to the transportation of hybrid lithium batteries, containing both primary lithium metal cells and rechargeable lithium ion cells.

It is valid until 30 June 2019 unless otherwise revoked.

Anyone carrying dangerous goods in line with an MA must have a copy of it on their vehicle.

See other temporary exemptions.

Published 12 April 2016