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author photo by Jeffrey Archer April 2012
  • Dodge will offer wireless charging mat in new Dart
  • Mat will recharge smartphones and MP3 players
  • Wireless charging available for $199.99 plus installation

When the 2013 Dodge Dart goes on sale later this spring, it will feature an advanced new option that isn't currently available on any other new car: wireless charging for devices like cell phones and MP3 players. The new Dart will allow drivers to charge cell phones and other devices through a wireless mat mounted in the center console.

Although several aftermarket companies are already selling in-car wireless charging mats, the Dart will be the first vehicle available with the feature from the factory. Offered through Chrysler's Mopar parts and accessories division, the system recharges compatible devices when the car is running by simply placing it on the charging pad. That means drivers won't need to fuss with wires or purchase extra charging units that utilize the car's 12V power outlet. The system currently works with iPhone, Droid and Blackberry phones as well as various MP3 players.

According to Chrysler, the option will be priced at $199.99 plus installation when the Dart begins arriving in dealerships. That price includes a special case for the device being charged, a requirement for the system to function properly.

"At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers' lives easier," said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar's president and chief executive. "Our industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging system is the perfect solution for those connected customers who are always on the go."

While the Dart will be the first vehicle offered with in-car wireless charging, Chrysler isn't the only automaker interested in adding the feature to its vehicles. General Motors announced that it would install Powermat wireless charging stations inside the Volt and other models later this year, and Audi recently displayed concept electric vehicles that use the technology.

The 2013 Dart replaces the compact Caliber hatchback as Dodge's smallest vehicle. Priced from $15,995, the sedan offers 4-cylinder engines ranging from 160 horsepower in SE, SXT, Rallye and Limited models to a more muscular 184 horsepower in the sporty R/T.

What it means to you: In-car connectivity takes another leap forward with the availability of wireless charging pads.

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