Car charging may not sound like the most useful method of charging your smartphone and other portable devices, but with the right car charger and the right charging tech, car chargers can actually be one of the most useful charging electronics that you can use. The first reason for that is because while you’re driving you’re not using your smartphone, or at least you shouldn’t be and when you’re not using your device that means charging is happening at its fastest rate. When you combine not using your device and fast charging techs such as Power Delivery and Quick Charge then your smartphone can charge to a good point within a short duration of time.
In this case, we’re talking about the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2. Both of these smartphones are compatible with USB-C Power Delivery. Well, the first Google Pixel has a max charging rate of 5V/3.0A (15W) with a USB-C port, so it’s not exactly Power Delivery but it’s close. While the Google Pixel 2 is indeed Power Delivery compatible. Since Power Delivery charging is somewhat new and not so common with car chargers just yet, we thought we would recommend the best Power Delivery car chargers for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2. So you can fast charge these two smartphones while you’re on the move.
Aukey 27W 2-Port Power Delivery Car Charger
The first Power Deliver car charger that we have to recommend is Aukey’s 27W Power Delivery car charger. There are two charging ports on this car charger, one is, of course, the USB-C Power Delivery port with its 27W charging rate. The other port is a USB-A port that has a 5V/2.4A charging rate The max output of this charger is 39W, and this means that you can use the max output of the two ports at the same time.
Since the USB-C port is able to supply 27W of charging power, you can most definitely charge your Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 at their max changing speed. As the Google Pixel 2, which is Power Delivery compatible requires 18W of charging power. So this car charger can actually be useful for charging more powerful USB-C compatible devices such as USB-C compatible laptops.
Specs of the Aukey 27W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V 3A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/2A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 12-24V
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 0.9 Ounces
Anker PowerDrive II Power Delivery Car Charger
This Power Delivery car charger is from one of the best brands on the market when it comes to charging electronics in general, Anker. This is one of their newest charging electronics, the PowerDrive II Power Delivery car charger. The charger makes use of two ports, one is a the USB-C Power Delivery port and the other is a USB-A port, so it’s quite similar to quite a few of the other car chargers within this guide. That said, the USB-C Power Delivery port features a 30W charging rate, and a 30W charging rate is usually what you would a expect a wall charger or a desktop charging station with Power Delivery to feature. So you can fast charge a Google Pixel and it’s also very useful for charging USB-C compatible tablets and laptops such as a USB-C MacBook.
The USB-A port on this car charger is also quite powerful and that’s because it features Anker’s PoweriQ charging tech and that basically means that the charger has an 18W charging rate, or in other words, it features Quick Charge. So you can charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speed with the USB-A port.
The build quality and the design of Anker’s PowerDrive II car charger is another great part of it and that’s because it has Anker’s great build and there’s a Blue light that goes around the charging ports that makes it easier to see the car charger at night.
Specs of the Anker PowerDrive II Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 18W
- Input: DC 12-24V
- LED Power Indicator: Circular Blue LED Light
- Size: 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
- Weight: 1.4 Ounces
Meagoes Power Delivery Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0
This Meagoes Power Deliver car charger is more for smartphones and the reason for that is because the Power Delivery port on this charger has an 18W charging output. A charging speed of 18W is basically where Power Delivery charging power starts at and this is perfect for charging smartphones with such as the Google Pixel 2 at its max charging speed. However, charging larger USB-C Power Delivery compatible devices, the USB-C port can work, but it’ll charge a USB-C MacBook at a slower speed.
The other port on this Meagoes car charger makes use of Quick Charge 3.0 and you can, therefore, charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speed.
Specs of the Meagoes Power Delivery Car Charger with Quick Charge:
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-A Port: 3.6V-6.5V/3A | 6.5V- 9V/2.0A | 9V-12V/1.5A
- Input: DC 12-24V
RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Something that is not very common is a Power Delivery car charger that sues over 30W of Power Delivery charging and yet RAVPower, has done it. The USB-C port on this car charger is able to output 45W of charging power and this is absolutely awesome for a car charger as it’s not something that is too common with wall chargers. This amount of charging power is more than enough to charge your Google Pixel at its max charging speed, and other Power Delivery compatible smartphones.
Using this car charger to charge a USB-C Power Delivery tablet or a laptop is also a perfect use for it, such as charging a USB-C MacBook, as this RAVPower car charger will charge it quite quickly. The USB-A port on this car charger has a 5V/2.4A charging rate, and another surprising thing about this car charger is that it has a 57W max output and that means you can use the max power of the two ports at the same time.
Specs of the RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 45W
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
Max Output: 57W
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
- LED Power Indicator: Small White LED Light
- Size: 1.8 x 1.2 x 2.7 inches
- Weight: 1.2 Ounces
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
This Nekteck Power Delivery car charger is basically the same as the previous RAVPower one that we just mentioned. We thought that we might as well just add this into the guide as there aren’t many 45W Power Delivery car chargers on the market but this is another one of the few. As this charger also has a 45W charging speed from its USB-C port and the USB-A port has 5V/2.4A charging speed.
Specs of the Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: DC 12-18V
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Power Light
- Size: 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches
- Weight: 3.2 Ounces
CHOETECH 18W 3-Port Power Delivery Car Charger
The final Power Delivery car charger that we have to recommend for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2, comes from CHOETECH. This car charger definitely has more variety and that’s because there are three charging ports to use, rather than the two ports that are prevalent with most car chargers in this guide.
The USB-C port on this car charger has an 18W charging rate, so its Power Delivery charging is mostly meant for smartphones in this case. There are also two USB-A ports, and the two ports share a 5V/2.4A (12W) charging rate. You can use the max power of the USB-A ports and the USB-C Power Delivery at the same time, as the max output of this car charger is 30W. Definitely, a useful car charger if you want to have the ability to charge another two devices at the same time while you’re fast charging your Google Pixel.
Specs of the CHOETECH 3-Port USB-C 18W Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
Max Output: 30W
- Input: 12-24V
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
- Size: 2.8 x 1.7 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.1 Ounces
One other car charger that we want to recommend is Anker’s PowerDrive+ 4 car charger. This charger of theirs does not feature Power Delivery but the USB-C port does have a 5V/3.0A charging rate, so it’s still quite close to a Power Delivery charging speed. There are a total of four charging ports, one is the USB-C port, and the other three are USB-A ports. One of the USB-A ports on this charger features Quick Charge and the other two are standard 5V/2.4A ports which are still fast for Non-Quick Charge compatible smartphones and other USB chargeable devices.
Specs of the Review: Anker PowerDrive+ 4 Ports with USB-C and Quick Charge:
- # Of Ports: 4
Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A
Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 3.6-6.5V/3.0A – 6.5-9V/2.0A – 9-12V/1.5A
Max Output: 6 Amps
- LED Power Indicators: A Red line that goes around the car charger
- Size: 2.1 x 3.1 x 1.3
- Weight: 0.8 Ounces