Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar division announced today that it will be the first to offer in-vehicle wireless charging, eliminating unsightly dangling power cords in its vehicles. The technology will be first available on the new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan in the second quarter of this year.
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“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 option, which is available for $199.99 plus installation), integrates a power bin measuring 8.27 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.25 inches. The system is installed 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. A special phone case, specifically designed for a variety of smartphones, is required and included with the feature.
Hit the jump for a video of the new feature in action.
Refresher: Power for the 2013 Dodge Dart comes from a 2.0 liter Tigershark engine, a 16-valve 160-hp MultiAir turbo unit and a new 16-valve 2.4 liter Tigershark MultAir 4-cylinder making 184-hp. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual dry clutch (DDCT) automatic.
– By: Omar Rana