Facility Capability

Facility Capability

Ricardo’s Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC) is designed to accommodate the development requirements of the next generation of efficient ICE, HEV and EV across all segments ranging from small scooters, to performance motorcycles, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

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 descerns the smallest differences between tests.

Inside the VERC test facility

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.

For full details of the facility capability and specifications download our brochure.

Types of Testing Available

  • Homologation testing for global markets
  • Conformity of Production (CoP) & In Service Conformity (ISC) testing
  • Aftertreatment system evaluation
  • Calibration development for regulated emissions, fuel consumption, drivability and hot/cold start behaviour
  • Vehicle development
  • Extreme climatic testing
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle testing
  • Benchmarking
  • Product launch support
  • Component development
  • Fuels and lubricant development
  • Durability testing
  • Mileage accumulation
  • On road Real Driving Emissions (RDE) measurement using portable emissions measurement systems (PEMS)
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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