Not to be outdone by the GM/Powermat venture introduced last year, Chrysler announced today that it would begin offering wireless device charging in the forthcoming Dodge Dart.
Available through the maker’s Mopar parts and accessory division, the system consists of an integrated “power bin” located just below the center stack in front of the center console and a specifically designed phone case. The bin has a built-in charging grid that is activated when an applicable iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, or what have you is placed in the bin. Charging takes place only when the vehicle is running.
The required phone case is included in the system’s $199.99 price; installation is extra.