Task 24 – Mobile Devices

Mobile device energy usage is likely to increase, particularly with onset of 5G (+ future iterations) and in some cases mobile devices are likely to replace mains powered products.  Hence the objective of this task are to:

  • Examine the energy used by mobile devices (connected and otherwise).
  • Investigate policy options to improve their energy efficiency (including the power supply, the battery charging equipment and the device itself, as well as the impact of various battery chemistries).
  • Assess the similarities and differences between mobile device energy efficiency policies around the world.
  • Identify pathways towards international harmonization of policies for mobile devices.

A report was published in November 2022.