Chrysler Introducing the First Wireless In-vehicle Charging Device

Chrysler Group LLC has announced it would be the first automaker to remove power cords in its vehicles by offering in-vehicle wireless charging.

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The company, through its Mopar division, will introduce the technology on the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart in the second quarter of this year. The new Dodge Dart will be the first Chrysler Group vehicle built on Fiat Group architecture and it’s based off of the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. It will feature Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, Wi-Fi electronic owner manuals and much more.

«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 8.27×9.5×3.25 inches device that allows seamless charging is installed below the center stack and in front of the center console. A built-in charging grid is activated when customers place in their rechargeable device. As soon as the vehicle is started, the device begins to charge.

Mopar in-vehicle wireless charging is priced as $ 199.99, plus installation.