Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Mar. 30, 2015
Jun. 30, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2014    
Entity Registrant Name Highpower International, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001368308    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,084,746dei_EntityCommonStockSharesOutstanding  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Public Float     $ 42.5dei_EntityPublicFloat