June 29, 2022

What you need to know

  • The European Union recently established a new policy for a common smartphone charger by 2024.
  • This would require companies to use USB-C with small and medium-sized electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
  • U.S. senators are urging the Department of Commerce to establish a similar policy for the country.

It looks like more regions are looking to take after the EU’s example in making our lives easier by establishing a standard charging port. A letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday urges for there to be a similar policy in the United States.

The letter, penned by two Democratic senators, points out the economic and environmental benefits of switching to a common charging port, noting the inconvenience of dealing with incompatible chargers.