One charger for them all: The European Union sets a new standard for mobile devices

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The European Union aims to make multiple chargers a thing of the past for the bloc. Kenzo Tribouillard /AFP via Getty Images

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Those in the European Union won’t have to spend much more time rummaging around for a charger.

Cell phones and handheld electronic devices in the European Union will now be required to have a USB-C charging port, according to an agreement reached Tuesday by the European Commission, the E.U.’s executive branch.

As of 2024, tablets,

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