Audi has launched a partnership with Tongji University in Shanghai (TUS) centered on research, instruction and services dealing with electromobility.
Audi has been cooperating with Tongji University Shanghai since January. Students at TUS work together with the car manufacturer on various technical projects as part of their coursework for a bachelor’s or master’s degree or doctorate. An annual student exchange program will also be conducted. The first project for the “Audi Tongji Joint Labs” is the joint development of an Audi A6L as an electric car.
The ceremony marking the founding of the “Audi Tongji Joint Lab” was attended by Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, An Tiecheng, President of FAW-Volkswagen, Prof. Dr. Yu Zhuoping, Dean of the College of Automotive Engineering of Tongji University Shanghai, Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, and numerous other high-ranking Chinese officials.
Audi has been represented in the Chinese market for 22 years now, and with great success. China is an important driver for electromobility. That is why we are investing locally, with the Audi Tongji Joint Lab, in research and education.—Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG
Together with our long-time partner, Audi, we want to continue to shape China’s automotive industry. Electromobility plays a major role here. The Audi Tongji Joint Lab is an important milestone on our path to this goal.—An Tiecheng, President of FAW-Volkswagen
Audi has been successfully involved in China since 1988. Together with its joint-venture partner, FAW, Audi produces the Audi A4L, the Audi A6L and, since 2009, the Audi Q5 in Changchun. Between January and September 2010, Audi delivered about 175,000 cars to Chinese customers.