Chrysler announced today that they are first in the automobile industry to offer in-vehicle wireless charging with the upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. Mopar says that the charging platform will measure 9.5-inches by 3.25 inches and will be located be “the center stack and in front of the center console.” In order to charge your device, you will need a special phone case that has been designed for a variety of smartphones including Android. This is a game-changing move by Chrysler because it will eliminate the use of annoying car chargers. All you’ll have to do is to drop your phone in the charging bin and you’re set. Expect to see this cool accessory sometimes during Q2 of this year for $199.99 plus installation.
Let’s hope that older Chrysler vehicles owners, including myself, will be able to purchase this accessory. Did you guys check out the Dart yet?
Chrysler Group LLC Introduces Industry-first In-vehicle Wireless Charging Charges iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players and Droid-based devices
New Mopar® Feature First Available on All-new 2013 Dodge Dart
April 9, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Look mom, no wires.
After being the first to eliminate heavy, bulky owner manuals from its vehicles, Chrysler Group LLC, through its Mopar® division, will now be the first to eliminate unsightly dangling power cords in its vehicles by offering in-vehicle wireless charging.
The company will first make the technology available on the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart that arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of this year.
“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.”
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).