We've all been there (some of us more than others): you hop in your car ready to hit the road, and then you check your phone — it's dying at a rapid pace! You've barely enough battery to get to your destination, let alone for the rest of the day once you get there. Well, that's what car chargers are for, and if you have a Google Pixel or Pixel 2, here are some of the best car chargers you can buy for it.

Top pick

Aukey Car Charger with 27W USB-C PD and 5V/2.4A USB-A

Aukey's charger features both a USB-C port and a USB-A port, which is the best of both worlds. You can charge your Pixel or Pixel 2 — or even a laptop in a pinch — over USB-C at up to 27W, which is above the "rapid charge" rate you'd get from the Pixel wall charger. At the same time, you can charge another device over USB-A at a respectable 5V/2.4A — enough to get any other phone charged up pretty quickly.

$20 at Amazon

Quick Charge 3.0 option

Aukey Car Charger with USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A

This version of Aukey's charger has a USB-C port with 15W of output, which will still charge up your Pixel or Pixel 2 quickly, but doesn't quite match wall charging speeds. In return, the USB-A port below it has Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0, which will charge most other recent Android phones extremely fast, just as they would from a wall charger.

$13 at Amazon

The most USB-C PD power

Anker USB-C Car Charger with USB-PD

With the Anker car charger, you get two ports a USB-C port that supports your Pixel's fastest charging speeds (and at 30W, it can even charge a modern laptop), and a second USB-A port to top up any other phone at the same time. You pay a little more, but Anker's 18-month warranty lets you rest easy that your charger will work — or it will get replaced.

$30 at Amazon

Separate cable included

Meagoes Rapid USB PD Car Charger

Meagoes isn't a well-known brand, but it makes great products and is very highly rated. This car charger ticks all of the usual boxes, with USB-C PD at 18W for Rapid Charging on the Pixel, plus a secondary USB-A port with Quick Charge 3.0 for other phones. It also comes with a 3.3-foot long USB-C cable, which you can use in the car or take with you.

$16 at Amazon

Integrated cable

Tronsmart 33W Dual Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

Charging isn't just about the charger itself — there's also the cable to take into consideration. Tronsmart takes that thought out of the buying decision, with a built-in 3.3-foot USB-C cable for an integrated solution with 18W USB-C charging. There's also an extra USB-A port with Quick Charge 3.0 support for other phones that may join you in the car.

$16 at Amazon

Double USB-A ease

Spigen 30W Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB-A car charger

Spigen's dual USB car charger doesn't have a USB-C port like the others, but its dual USB-A ports give you flexibility to charge any phone off of either one. It supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 standard, which offers up super-quick charging for most Android phones, and you'll get solid (albeit a tad slower) speeds for a Pixel or Pixel 2. But at this price, you can't complain.

$12 at Amazon

It's easy to find a car charger, but it isn't always simple to find the best one for your phone. The Pixel and Pixel 2 really do benefit from USB-C Power Delivery charging, and that's why we recommend Aukey's great $20 car charger. There are a few other options here that balance different features with different price points, depending on what's important to you, but you can't go wrong with Aukey's great car chargers.

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