Powering Electric Futures

Powering Electric Futures

We are powering electric futures

For over 100 years, Ricardo has been using engineering and research and development expertise to help global vehicle manufacturers innovate and improve the efficiency and performance of their products to bring them to market quicker and cheaper without compromising safety or quality.

OEMs within the global transport sector are looking for solutions to the world’s most complex mobility challenges, particularly the acceleration towards a sustainable zero carbon future.

So, now Ricardo is delivering transformative, environmentally sustainable technology innovation, as the trusted global engineering services partner for clean, efficient, integrated propulsion and energy solutions for global transport customers, leveraging its digital backbone and investment in data science capability to help customers maximise their efficiency and effectiveness.

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Electrified Propulsion Research Centre
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Commercial Vehicle and Off-highway Electrification
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Electrified Propulsion Research Centre

Electrified Propulsion Research Centre

The Electrified Propulsion Research Centre (EPRC) is a global centre of excellence for electrified transport engineering. It is enabling the research and development of the next generation of electrified vehicles, from component level subsystems to fully integrated powertrain. It is servicing vehicles across all platforms including automotive, commercial vehicle, defence, industrial and off-highway, high performance and motorsport, and motorcycle.

Find out more about the Electrified Propulsion Research Centre.

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Ricardo opens state-of-the-art digitally enabled Electrified Propulsion Research Centre to shape the future of sustainable transport

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Designed to leverage and enhance Ricardo’s expertise in test and development this new facility will be a global centre of excellence for electrified transport engineering.

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Virtual product development delivering real world performance

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Dr Mike Bates, Technical Lead for Test Operations gives his insight into the capabilities of the new Electrified Propulsion Research Centre, and the time and cost benefits it will offer to customers through advanced used of virtual product development.

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New Ricardo Electrified Propulsion Research Centre: enhancing virtual calibration benefits

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Ricardo Calibration Solution Leader, Alistair Peel, sets out how he helps global transportation customers select Ricardo calibration capabilities and tools to deliver the best value for product development, and these benefits for calibration customers will be enhanced by the new Ricardo Electrified Propulsion Research Centre.

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Immersion Cooling Technology

The innovative immersion cooling battery technology project, i-CoBat, uses a novel thermal management system for EV batteries using a novel, biodegradable dielectric fluid called MIVOLT, which allows for faster charging than conventional systems and a higher performance battery.

Funded by Innovate UK, the immersion cooling battery technology will make electric vehicles better performing, safer and cheaper, encouraging the accelerated adoption of electrified transport.  Not just limited to automotive applications, the Ricardo proprietary design approach of partial immersion cooling is currently being used in the propulsion module for the next generation electric aircraft for the InCEPTion project.

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Immersion cooling battery technology wins The Engineer’s Collaborate to Innovate Automotive Award

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A collaborative R&D consortium led by M&I Materials and featuring Ricardo and Warwick Manufacturing Group, part of the University of Warwick has won The Engineer’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Award 2020 in the automotive category.

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UK Consortium Launches Project to Propel Next Generation of Electric Aircraft

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The Ricardo proprietary design approach of partial immersion cooling is currently being used in the propulsion module for the next generation electric aircraft Ricardo is helping to develop with consortium partners for the InCEPTion project

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Making EVs better performing, safer and cheaper

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Ricardo’s Head of R&D, Richard Gordon, and Global Technical Expert for Thermal Systems and R&D fuel cell leader, Dr Cedric Rouaud, give an insight into the iCoBat immersion cooling battery technology.

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Electric Drive Unit concept design

Ricardo is reducing time-to-market with our complete bespoke EDU design and development capability. Electrified drive units for hybrid and full electric vehicles are gaining significant development attention. Ricardo is at the forefront of this charge, and our multi-speed EDU is focused on maximising overall system efficiency, offering systems weight reduction and package space optimisation.

We provide a team with expert knowledge across all key EDU sub-systems enabling fully bespoke solutions. We can provide design from concept to manufacture with proven inhouse capability to ensure reliability and fast time-to-market.

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Accelerating E-Drive Development through VPD

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Ricardo’s Joshua Dalby, Chief Engineer in Technology Strategy, and James Packer, Principal Engineer, Driveline & Transmission Analysis will share their experiences in virtual development of E-drive solutions. They present Ricardo’s toolchains used in the development process to find optimal solutions in a compressed timeframe, with reduced risk and product cost.

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ConnectHEV

The ConnectHEV plug-in hybrid demonstrator vehicle showcases a range of connected technologies and Ricardo's capability in intregration. These technologies improve consumer experience of hybrid and electric vehicles by extending range, improving vehicle efficiency and reducing vehicle cost.

The technologies included in the ConnectHEV vehicle include:

  • Electronic Horizon for vehicle efficiency
  • Innovative thermal management technology
  • VICS: Ricardo's modular control system solution
  • RAS-R: realistic sound for xEV
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How connected technologies can achieve vehicle efficiency benefits today

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In this free 60-minute webinar, Ricardo’s Kenan Mustafa and Gareth Milton present the current landscape of automotive connectivity and explain how using electronic horizon technology can optimise powertrain output and deliver vehicle efficiency benefits.

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VICS: Reducing vehicle propulsion control system cost with a proven modular open control strategies and simulation integration

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In this free 60-minute webinar, Ricardo’s Julien Maynard, Vice President R&D, Asia, and Kenan Mustafa, Project Leader, EMEA Automotive & Industrial R&D, will give an insight into an approach for Vehicle Integrated Controls and Simulation (VICS), which can halve development time through an open, modular and flexible framework, yet maintain quality assurance.

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Connected electronic horizon: how to achieve vehicle efficiency benefits now

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In this free webinar, Ricardo’s Kenan Mustafa and Tomasz Larkowski present test results of the company’s latest demonstrator vehicle, ConnectHEV, which utilises the connected electronic horizon for energy efficiency improvement, enhanced assistive controls for greater comfort, and to enable smart planning for zero emissions in urban areas.

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UK-ALUMOTOR

The UK-ALUMOTOR consortium is building the UK’s electric motor supply chain by leveraging our manufacturing expertise to deliver the next generation of sustainable electric motors.

Led by Ricardo, the consortium has been formed to develop a supply chain around an innovative proprietary design for an electric motor. UK-ALUMOTOR will develop a more affordable, environmentally sustainable design which displaces the need for scarce material resources, resulting in a greener and more affordable solution to support the mass adoption of electrification. There will be a focus on boosting the UK economy and training the next generation of manufacturing and engineering experts.

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Ricardo leads consortium to establish UK supply chain for sustainable electric motors

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Press release announcing the launch of the UK-Alumotor consortium.

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Steel E-Motive

The Steel E-Motive programme is developing two battery electric fully autonomous vehicles designed for Mobility as a Service applications.

Ricardo and WorldAutoSteel have teamed up to shape the future of sustainable mobility through steel innovation. The programme is demonstrating the benefits of steel for global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) challenges, characterized by fully autonomous and connected electric vehicles.

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Developing the Steel E-Motive Vehicle Architecture Specifications

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Neil McGregor, Chief Engineer for Ricardo, outlines the chosen vehicle attributes for the Steel E-motive concepts.

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Goodbye driver experience, hello journey experience

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As Mobility as a Service vehicles become increasingly automated, Neil McGregor, Chief Engineer at Ricardo, discusses what passengers want from their autonomous vehicle experience and how the Steel E-Motive vehicle is being designed to take this into account.

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Commercial Vehicle and Off-highway Electrification

Ricardo has developed a range of electrification solutions for commercial vehicle and off-highway applications. OEMs strive to find cost-effective solutions for a varied portfolio of products whilst meeting the specific vehicle performance requirements that heavy duty platforms entail. Ricardo is uniquely positioned to develop solutions to the unique electrification challenges. Speak to us about your heavy duty electrification challenges.

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Fuel cell: a sustainable clean solution for long haul commercial vehicles

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Experts from Ricardo discuss the challenges and opportunities for fuel cell technology in heavy duty commercial vehicles.

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Selecting the Best Off-Highway Electrification Solution

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In this free 60-minute webinar, Ricardo’s Pascal Revereault, Principal Engineer, Simulation and Andy Skipton-Carter, Head of Commercial Vehicle, Off-Highway, Defence and Industrial will look at the best solution for off-highway electrification.

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