EU votes in favour of common charger

European Union lawmakers voted strongly in favour of common chargers for all mobile devices. A   resolution approved by 582 votes to 40, with 37 abstentions, calls upon the European Commission to introduce rules on common chargers by July 2020. 


Moreover, the European Parliament urged the Commission to:

  • Take necessary measures to ensure the interoperability of different wireless chargers with different mobile devices; 

  • Look at legislative initiatives to increase the volume of cables and chargers collected and recycled in EU member states;

  • Ensure that consumers no longer have to buy new chargers with each new device.