Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

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Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Aug. 12, 2012
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2012  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol HPJ  
Entity Registrant Name HIGHPOWER INTERNATIONAL, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001368308  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   13,582,106