Service life of rechargeable batteries

The purpose of this criterion is to award longer service life for batteries. This reduces the environmental impact connected to manufacturing new batteries and the potential extension of battery-powered products.

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Points shall be awarded for improved battery endurance exceeding 500 cycles, (with 80 percent of the original capacity).

Partial charging may be used to comply as long as the software for the purpose is factory installed as the default setting, and the requirement on battery life in

the procurement documentation is met complying with the cycle requirement for an incomplete charge level..

Points are awarded according to the following [X is specified by the contracting authority]:

  • 1,000 cycles or more: X points.
  • 800 cycles or more: 0.6*X points.
  • Up to 799 cycles: 0.3*X points.