Vehicle Emissions Research Centre

Vehicle Emissions Research Centre

The Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC) is a WLTP accredited 4WD climatic chassis dyno test facility for the research, development and testing of vehicle emissions and performance.

Vehicle emissions Research Centre
The Vehicle Emissions Research Centre is enabling a range of vehicle testing, development and certification services ultilising state-of-the-art equipment and world-class engineering knowledge, including:

We are offering full-service testing and development programmes for ICE, HEV and EV powertrains and fluid products. This enables our clients to create the next generation of clean, efficient transportation and emissions-reducing fuels and lubricants. The VERC facilitates testing and development of powertrains across all platforms including:

  • Automotive
  • Commercial vehicle
  • Defence
  • Industrial and Off-highway
  • Motorsport and high performance vehicle
  • Motorcycle

Facility Capability and Services

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Homologation and Type Approval Certification

Homologation and Type Approval Certification

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Fuels and Lubricants Testing and Development

Fuels and Lubricants Testing and Development

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Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Testing

Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Testing

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Inside the VERC test facility

Our 4WD climatic chassis dyno test facility is used for all aspects of development and homologation testing. It is equipped with state-of- the-art measurement equipment which enables us to have precise control over test conditions and provide analysis which decerns the smallest differences between tests.

With 24/7 operation and remote testing capability, our customers trust Ricardo to deliver a streamlined testing service. Our delivery processes ensure a quick turnaround time at a competitive price. All supported by our expert engineers, technicians and chemists who provide in-depth analysis and support to help our clients get the most out of their results.

The Ricardo Difference

Ricardo offers an in-house, end-to-end testing and development solution for the next generation of efficient powertrains and automotive fluids. We deliver solutions that are bespoke to our customers' unique requirements, providing a fully flexible service that reduces development time and cost without compromising on quality or safety.  Our world-class engineers and test operators are supporting the development of the latest emissions legislation. Our state-of-the-art technology is already capable of measuring to the parameters expected in the new Euro 7 standards, including new pollutants and sub 10-nm particulates.

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