Chargers

Ionity’s big Supercharger network rival just got a huge investment

Ionity’s big Supercharger network rival just got a huge investment

The push to electric vehicles is going on all around the world. Along with the push to get automotive manufacturers to produce electric vehicles is a push to get significant charging networks rolled out all across Europe. One of the largest EV charging networks in Europe belongs to Ionity. Recently it announced a combined €700 million investment from shareholders, including BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Mercedes-Benz AG, and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.

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Pixel 6 charging speed is apparently a bit confusing and disappointing

Pixel 6 charging speed is apparently a bit confusing and disappointing

The Pixel 6 series so far has been earning accolades and positive reviews for its combination of hardware, software, and price. It is by no means perfect, of course, and some of the warts are starting to pop up recently. The most number of complaints seem to revolve around Google's first in-screen fingerprint scanner implementation, but there was also some confusion about the phones' charging speeds. Google is now coming clean on how fast the phones really charge and, unfortunately, it's as bad as some feared it would be.

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Tesla trials Supercharger access for any EV in pivotal pilot

Tesla trials Supercharger access for any EV in pivotal pilot

Tesla is trialing guest access to its Supercharger network, lighting up a pilot in Europe which will allow drivers of other electric vehicles to plug in at what have until now been exclusive to Tesla owners. Ten locations in the Supercharger network in the Netherlands are opening up initially, ahead of what the automaker says will be an expansion of the pilot to other countries.

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Hyper’s 245W chargers aren’t what you might think

Hyper’s 245W chargers aren’t what you might think

Apple may be mighty pleased with its new 140W charger for the 2021 MacBook Pro, but Hyper is already trying to eclipse that a pair of new 245W chargers. Despite the name, however, these two new HyperJuice models aren't quite what you might expect - though that doesn't make them any less useful for most people.

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Apple Watch Series 7 fast charge requirements now official

Apple Watch Series 7 fast charge requirements now official

When smartwatches first came out years ago, they were ridiculed for having to be recharged at least every night. While some battery lives have improved since then, they're still dismal when you consider regular timepieces don't need charging at all. Of course, there is no getting around the need to plug in the smart wearables from time to time, so manufacturers are trying to reduce the time needed for that instead. That's what the Apple Watch 7 is bringing to the table, and Apple is finally revealing what's needed to take advantage of its new fast charge feature.

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Realme 125W UltraDART charging will join the fray next year

Realme 125W UltraDART charging will join the fray next year

Things are almost literally heating up in the smartphone market, with Android manufacturers racing to offer the fastest charging speeds safely available. While Samsung seems to be content to play it safe, much to the consternation of its customers, others like Xiaomi and OPPO are trying to outdo each with almost insane charging speeds. Realme isn't going to be left behind and has teased its plans for rolling out its new 125W UltraDART charging tech.

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Galaxy S22 charging speed could be another source of disappointment

Galaxy S22 charging speed could be another source of disappointment

It almost feels like Samsung is grooming the Galaxy S22 series to fail, or at least that's the picture being painted by rumors and leaks. While they're all unofficial, of course, these details are setting expectations low, which could mean a disaster for Samsung's 2022 flagship. Except for one or two details about the Galaxy S22 Ultra, there doesn't seem to be much going in the Galaxy S22's favor, and this latest revelation about the phones' charging speeds only adds more nails to the phones' coffins.

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ABB Terra 360 EV charger delivers 100 kilometers of range in minutes

ABB Terra 360 EV charger delivers 100 kilometers of range in minutes

ABB has announced the launch of what it calls the world's fastest electric car charger. The charger is the Terra 360, and it has a modular design allowing it to charge up to four cars at the same time utilizing dynamic power distribution. The key feature of the EV charger is a promise that it can deliver 100 kilometers of driving range in less than three minutes.

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