Boston-Power, Inc. (Boston-Power), a US-based provider of new Lithium-ion batteries, has introduced a new longer lasting, Ecolabel-certified battery technology, Sonata, for consumer notebook PC customers via Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). New HP batteries based on Sonata technology are available as accessories for 18 existing notebook models representing about 70% of HP’s consumer notebook PC portfolio.

In addition to new 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.

“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 chief executive officer 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’s rechargeable Li-ion battery cells have earned the Nordic Ecolabel certification. The company has additionally earned a similar certification for its battery cells from the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency. Sonata’s 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.