Dealer installed option costs under $200 plus install

Chrysler Group LLC has announced a new, optional wireless charging system for smartphones that will come first to the 2013 Dodge Dart. The wireless charging solution appears to be very similar to desktop solutions from Duracell and other companies that use a special case to transmit power from a charge base to the phone's battery.
Chrysler says that this is an industry first and the Mopar option is expected to come to other vehicles in the future. It appears the wireless charging system is a dealer-installed option that will be available when the Dart arrives in Q2 of this year as a 2013 model.

2013 Dodge Dart
“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 charging base plate is integrated into a power bin in the center stack in front of the shifter and below the radio and AC controls. The bin measures 8.27-inches by 9.5-inches by 3.25-inches. This charging solution does require a special case for the mobile phone and the case is included with purchase. There is no indication of exactly what phones are supported, but the iPhone is used in photos of the charge system. 

Dodge Dart wireless charge system
The price for the option is $199.99 plus installation. Installation pricing will vary from dealership to dealership depending on their labor rate.

It should be an interesting system for people who don't want to deal with charge cords plugged into thei power outlet inside the car.

Source: Chrysler Group

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