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The Best Car Chargers for 2020

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Simultaneously streaming music and running a navigation app is a great way to drain your phone’s battery in record time. Using your car’s built-in USB port (assuming it has one) to charge your phone often takes ages, so aftermarket manufacturers stepped in with a better solution. Whether you’re an Apple or Android user, there’s no shortage of capable phone chargers available in nearly every price range. The best ones combine style, dependability, and functionality.

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Some have enough energy to simultaneously charge your smartphone and tablet, while others distinguish themselves from the pack with a streamlined design and built-in cables. Below are a few of our personal favorites, from the likes of Moshi and Incipio. Just don’t forget to keep your eyes on the road.

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Moshi Car Charger Duo ($25)

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Moshi has quickly

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Electric vehicle batteries set to leap forward, but are the chargers ready for them?

When it comes to electric vehicles, the car can go only as far as the battery can take it, and the lithium-ion battery has made tremendous leaps forward in power, capacity and charge speed capabilities.

Thankfully, the chargers themselves have evolved in line with the capabilities of the battery, if not ahead of it.

We have now moved from the home plug charger which can often add only four kilometres of range every 10 minutes, to the common 7kW home charger which can add about seven kms range per 10 minutes, to publicly-available DC fast chargers which can add about 50kms of range.

However, the batteries are soon set to take another leap forward, and the development and subsequent deployment of publicly-available charging infrastructure needs to continue to keep pace.

And with the New South Wales Government’s recent announcement of a plan to fast-track electric car uptake by supporting the

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