HP’s Enviro Series of Notebook Batteries, by Boston Power

March 16, 2009 by  
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2 weeks ago Jack Cook (ExperienceMobility.com), Steven Hughes(BostonPocketPC.com) and I went to visit Boston-Power. We had an amazing time there. They showed how the company was made and what their vision is for the future. We first met Christina Lampe-Onnerud and Boston-Power at CntrStg during the CES 2009 in Las Vegas. The news today is that they have their green, longer lasting batteries technology now available to consumers with HP notebooks.
See the full press release below;
“Boston-Power’s longer lasting, Ecolabel-certified battery technology, Sonata, is available to consumer notebook PC customers starting today via HP.

New HP batteries based on Sonata technology are available as accessories for 18 existing notebook models representing approximately 70 percent of HP’s consumer notebook PC portfolio. 

In addition to first-of-its-kind environmental certifications, Sonata Li-ion battery cells deliver sustainable performance for three years – three times longer than most other notebook computer batteries. In fact, HP is providing a three-year warranty on the batteries – the first and only notebook computer provider in the industry to offer such a warranty.

Now available at http://www.hpshopping.com/, the new HP battery based on Sonata is available as an accessory priced at $149.99. Later this month, the HP battery will be available as a point-of-sale option for consumers buying new HP notebooks at www.hpshopping.com. The battery’s “drop-in” form factor enables it to be used with existing computers – including models in the HP Pavilion, HP HDX, Compaq Presario and HP G series. A complete list of compatible individual models is available HERE. More information can also be found on Boston-Power’s site at http://www.boston-power.com/enviro .

“From the beginning, our goal has been to help notebook computer users benefit from optimal mobility with dependable, high-performance, environmentally sustainable batteries,” said Boston-Power Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. “HP’s endorsement of Sonata is a great step forward in popularizing this battery technology.”

“HP delivers customers innovative products that respect our planet,” said Jonathan Kaye, director of consumer notebooks marketing at HP. “The Enviro Series program gives PC users longer lasting batteries that improve their computing experience while reducing the number of batteries that need to be recycled. That’s a win for everyone.”

Boston-Power is the first and only provider whose rechargeable Li-ion battery cells have earned the prestigious Nordic Ecolabel certification. The company has additionally earned a similar world’s-first certification for its battery cells from the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency. Sonata’s patent-pending, whole-system design makes it capable of benefiting a wide range of end-applications – from consumer electronics to transportation. As a result, total cost of ownership benefits inherent in notebook computer batteries prove increasingly impressive in cases where even greater power is required.”

Boston-Power Adds $55 Million in Growth Capital

January 23, 2009 by  
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Boston Power made their presence during CntrStg at CES with a great presentation about their future in longer lasting batteries.

Just last week they announced that they are adding $55 Million in Growth Capital.

“The Funding Will Fuel Lithium-Ion Battery Developer’s Global Expansion of Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and R&D. The Investment Follows News That HP Will Be First to Deliver Boston-Power’s Sonata Battery in Early 2009″

Please vist the Boston Power website for the full press release.

Boston Power: Better Batteries – The Next Generation of Li-Ion Technology @ CntrStg

December 26, 2008 by  
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Longer lasting notebook batteries, new technology and engineering, and the batteries are greener as they last longer and hold charges better. Boston Power just announced HP as their first customer to offer its next-generation notebook computer battery.

Their presentation at CntrStg will be on Thursday, January 8 at 1 pm

What were you doing the last time the battery in your laptop ran out of juice?
If you’re like most people, you’ll recall that occasion immediately…and usually with much angst!
Boston Power is committed to helping us all overcome those challenges. Comprising a rock star team from the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery and notebook PC industries, the company has developed the world’s longest lasting, fastest charging, most environmentally sustainable and safest Li-ion battery cell – Sonata.
Boston-Power Founder & CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud comes to CntrStg for a spirited discussion about where battery technology is today, where it needs to be tomorrow, and how she thinks we’ll get there.
Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Founder & CEO of Boston-Power 20-year career includes running one of the world’s largest battery R&D labs for Arthur D. Little/TIAX, serving as a member of the team that developed the battery for the first Palm…and it now includes another industry-first.
Last month, Boston-Power announced that Sonata will be available first to HP customers as an upgrade option.  Coming to market under HP’s new Enviro Series moniker, consumers will be able to purchase the HP notebook batteries with Sonata technology for use with select HP consumer notebook PCs in early 2009. Notably, these batteries will come with a three-year warranty – the longest battery warranty available from any notebook PC provider.
In addition to discussing notebook computer batteries, Christina will share her thoughts on the role that next-gen Li-ion battery technology will play in a range of other applications – from consumer electronics to transportation.

To attend you need to qualify according to the guidelines at the registration page.

For registered CntrStg attendees we will provide free transportation to and from CntrStg at the Wynn and the LVCC.