. With a new Chair of Intelligent Vehicle Concepts, several research projects on urbanisation trends in China, and other initiatives,
"Promoting high-end engineering and technical excellence in a wide variety of markets has been very successful for us. It is therefore important to us to intensify our relationships with institutions that are as established and prestigious as Tongji University", said Blume on signing the memorandum. "By doing so we are boosting the involvement of
Professor Zhang Lijun, Dean of the School of Automotive Studies at Tongji University, underlines the importance of the cooperation: "The even closer collaboration with
Up to now, the driving force behind the partnership with Tongji University has been the subsidiary
In September 2018,
Further information as well as film and photo material in the
Further information and pictures for journalists and media representatives can be found on the
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.