After being first to eliminate bulky owner manuals from its vehicles, Chrysler is staying ahead of the charging game by getting rid of cables in favour of wireless technology.

Through its Mopar service and parts division, Chrysler will offer in-vehicle wireless charging on the Dodge Dart that arrives in dealerships in the second quarter of this year.

Mopar president and CEO Pietro Gorlier said an integrated power bin is installed just below the centre stack and in front of the centre 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.

In the US the wireless charging system will be available for US$199.99 plus installation.