Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Nov. 12, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2012  
Entity Registrant Name HIGHPOWER INTERNATIONAL, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001368308  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   13,582,106