Chrysler Group LLC, through its Mopar division, will offer in-vehicle wireless charging for portable devices such as smartphones. The company will first make the technology available on the 2013 Dodge Dart that arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of this year.
For easy access, a seamlessly integrated power bin, measuring 8.27 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.25 inches, is installed just below the center stack and in front of the center console. The bin has a built-in charging grid that is activated when customers place in their battery-powered device. The unit begins to charge when the vehicle is started. A phone case, specifically designed for a variety of smartphones, is required and included with the feature.
Mopar in-vehicle wireless charging is available for $199.99, plus installation (part number 82213216).