Motorola Offers Energy-Efficient Chargers for Mobile Devices and Bluetooth-Enabled Products

2007-03-27 11:26 989

ENERGY STAR-qualified products are approximately 40 percent more efficient than conventional models

ORLANDO, Fla., March 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- CTIA Wireless 2007 -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that it is the first major cell phone manufacturer to redesign all its mobile phone and accessory chargers (external power supplies) to be ENERGY STAR-qualified. ENERGY STAR is designed to help consumers identify energy-efficient products which meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Climate change is widely recognized as one of the greatest challenges facing the world today, and Motorola is doing its part to help protect the environment and spur innovative solutions such as ENERGY STAR-qualified power supplies.

"EPA salutes Motorola's leadership as the first company to ensure all of the power adapters in their phone chargers earn the ENERGY STAR," said Bill Wehrum, Acting EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. "By being more energy efficient, ENERGY STAR-qualified adapters reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution associated with the generation of electricity."

According to EPA, if every phone sold in the U.S. this year used an ENERGY STAR qualified adapter in its charger, the energy saved could light 760,000 homes for a year. In addition, it would prevent well over 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent emissions of more than 200,000 cars.

"At Motorola, we realize the importance of helping to protect the environment," said Greg Estell, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, MobileME, Motorola, Inc. "As a leading provider of consumer electronic products to millions of American homes, Motorola is dedicated to providing solutions, like ENERGY STAR-qualified chargers, that help improve the everyday lives of consumers."

The ENERGY STAR logo will be incorporated on the packaging of Motorola's aftermarket wall-charging solutions so consumers can easily identify energy efficient products.

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