Chrysler, through its Mopar division, will introduce in-vehicle wireless charging at all-new 2013 Dodge Dart that arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of 2012.
“At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers’ lives easier,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Our industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging system is the perfect solution for those connected customers who are always on the go.”
The mechanism is an integrated power bin, measuring 8.27 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.25 inches, installed just below the center stack and in front of the center console, which has a built-in charging grid which is activated when customers place in their battery-powered device. When the vehicle is started, the unit begins charging. A special designed phone case comes together with the feature. The device is available at the price of $199.99, plus installation.
By introducing this industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging, the company is the first to eliminate unsightly dangling power cords in its vehicles. Mopar was also the one who introduced Vehicle-information apps, Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, Wi-Fi, Electronic owner manuals, 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak, Camper trailers and WiTECH applications.