Siemens AG, Europe's largest engineering company, is reportedly close to inking an electric vehicle infrastructure deal with an undisclosed city in China. The engineering firm is said to be in talks with several Chinese cities – including Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing – and is aiming to supply at least one of the aforementioned cities with customized charging stations.

Song Xiao, the Shanghai-based president of Siemens China Smart Grid, told reporters on hand at 25th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS 25) that the engineering firm seeks to finalize the deal by month's end and will install charging stations in the unnamed city within the next 90 days. Xiao further revealed that the chosen city will remain a mystery until the Chinese government officially signs the dotted line on the contract presented by Siemens.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req.]

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