2013 Toyota Avalon is the First Car to Get Wireless In-Car Charging

As part of its Technology Package, the 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited has become the first vehicle in the world to offer Qi wireless charging. Qi, the global standard for wireless power and charging, has been integrated into both the gasoline and hybrid variants of the Avalon limited and by placing devices on, or near any Qi-enabled surface, you will be able to charge any device.

Owners of the Avalon Limited with the Technology Package can now charge their devices with the wireless charging pad located in the “ebin” lid found in the vehicle’s center console. The Qi wireless charging currently works with 34 mobile phone models as well as gaming controllers, Blu-ray Disc recorders, smartphone docking speakers, alarm clocks, and more. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High beams, and a Pre-Collision System is also included in the Technology Package.

“Pioneering the ability to charge with no wires or connectors by simply putting devices in the car console is an intuitive innovation which reflects Toyota‘s continuing commitment to improve the consumer experience,” said Avalon chief engineer Randy Stephens. “We see wireless charging as an important feature that helps enhance the high-technology theme and consumer interface offered by Avalon Limited which is already equipped with three TFT color screens and Intellitouch controls.”