Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Ricardo have world-class capabilities to benchmark hybrid and electric vehicle systems, with a broad range of engineering expertise and an extensive internal database for comparison against benchmarking reports from other class-leading systems. Our benchmarking reports and test and evaluation facilities ensure our clients have the information and platform they need to launch a competitive vehicle into the booming hybrid and electric vehicle market.

Ricardo has purchased and benchmarked over 20 EV and HEV vehicles

  • This includes the battery pack, module, cell, thermal and BMS systems
  • We understand the latest design and trends in the battery market
  • Technical commentary from experienced engineers

Vehicle selection rationale

  • Prolific, global lithium ion vehicles 
  • Provides broad view of BEV, PHEV, MHEV architectures; top cell manufacturers; varying cell geometries chemistries, winding and pack size
  • Most vehicles accessible immediately; All vehicles accessible within the next 9 months

Features of xEV analysis benchmarking service

  • Common, comparable database of all vehicles 
  • Full parametric / photographic analysis (including vehicle)
  • 360 degree view – internal BIW
  • 1 year access, unlimited seats
  • Provision of Li-ion cells for testing (in lieu of site provided analysis) as available

Ricardo also offers other benchmarking capabilities

  • Design
  • Cost
  • Individual components to complete systems
  • Powertrain performance & emissions
  • NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness)
  • Vehicle attributes

Vehicle and battery data from benchmarked electric vehicles is available from the Ricardo eStore