A major Chinese car manufacturer is investing in research in the UK
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Sophisticated vehicle technologies will derive from a new investment by a Chinese manufacturer into UK research. Car company FAW is providing Nottingham University with a €1.3 million (£1 million), three year research contract. Under the terms of the agreement, Nottingham University will work with FAW on the development of a number of low carbon technologies. These will include thermal management and heat transfer, which have been identified as key challenges for both hybrid electric and pure electric vehicles as these operate best in certain temperature ranges. The research will be carried out at the Faculty of Engineering at University Park. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr Li Jun, president of the research and development centre of the FAW Group Corporation. Dr Li was responsible for diesel engine development for the successful Jie Fang trucks and also drove the development of petrol engines for the Hongqi car range.