Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
As the city's main industry, the automotive sector must focus on
self-innovation and the development of its own brands, said Shanghai Mayor Han
Zheng, when inspecting the city's auto industry yesterday.
University, which cooperated with the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp (SAIC)
to develop fuel-cell vehicles, Mayor Han inspected the new generation of
fuel-cell sedans and asked that they reduce the volume, weight and cost of the
fuel cell system to enable the vehicles to hit the market as soon as
At a seminar after the inspection, Mayor Han listened to the
reports on the achievements made by Tongji University and the SAIC on the
new-fuel vehicles. "China has the largest potential vehicle market in the world,
so we must enhance our innovative ability to create our own brands," Mayor Han
Han Zheng also viewed the Roewe 750, known as the Rong Wei 750 in
Chinese, the first mainland-based model unveiled by the SAIC yesterday.