Part of the proposed collaboration is a coordinated standardization effort in the relevant pre-standardization committees, Siemens says. The aim is to "close open gaps and thus ensure full interoperability between vehicle and charging infrastructure".
A close exchange of information on the development of an inductive common charging system for electric vehicles is only planned for the next stage. But these are still plans, joint development is not included in the declaration of intent, which is now signed. However, Siemens is already a bit more specific in the announcement: according to this, the goal is "detailed interaction and cross-testing between the vehicle charger (secondary coil) and the charging infrastructure (primary coil)". The specific implementation of the tests should also take place within the framework of state-funded projects - Siemens and Mahle do not want to fully finance the development themselves, but rather involve other partners and the state.