Clean and efficient propulsion solutions

Mitigating climate change is a significant challenge. Ricardo has prioritised approaches that drive costs out of electrification and maximise efficiency, where we see strong pull from our global customers.

Leading the world in clean efficient propulsion solutions
An overview by Adrian Greaney

Mitigating climate change is a significant challenge. Particular emphasis is being placed on decarbonising the transport sector as it contributes approximately a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions and demand for transport continues to grow in most regions globally.

We believe that net zero greenhouse gas emissions will require a more holistic view of total lifecycle impacts and sustainability, and a more risk-mitigated approach to meet transport greenhouse gas goals will require a systems approach. This must address efficiency improvement, utilisation, de-fossilisation and an integrated multi-energy vector energy system. Future air quality emissions regulations and utility limitations for battery electric systems will ensure that the combustion engine operating on de-fossilised fuels will remain a key element of automotive and industrial propulsion systems for many decades, as forecast by many sources.

OEMs operating in the global transport sector are facing unprecedented accelerated technological and regulatory change. These OEMs are being challenged to respond to climate change, legislative strategy, consumer expectations and deliver their product plans on time and on budget. The economic disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic adds further complexity to this challenge.
Ricardo has prioritised approaches that drive costs out of electrification and maximise efficiency, where we see strong pull from our global customers. Above all, however, we are committed to striving to reduce the environmental impact across all sectors with clean, efficient, and integrated propulsion systems, working in collaboration with our customers to share technological advancements and holistic, long-term solutions.

While we are currently unable to meet and engage with our customers in person, our digital first strategy means that we are offering a virtual Vienna Motor Symposium experience in which we are showcasing our true end-to-end service - from concept to design to validation and manufacture – creating clean, efficient propulsion systems for the future, based around a systems approach which comprises a number of core technologies and world-leading Research and Development (R&D). Follow the links below to find out more.

With over 100 years of expertise in integrated propulsion systems, Ricardo is uniquely placed to understand the unique and complex challenges that our customers face, and solve them through creativity, technical expertise, delivery excellence and world-class innovation. Our world-class research and development team defines future technologies to ensure a safe, sustainable mobile world as we deliver successful clean, efficient propulsion systems for the future.

To find out how we can support clean efficient propulsion solutions for your product development, please contact us: [email protected]

Free Live Panel Discussion and Q&A

12th May 2020 09:00BST/10:00CET

Join Ricardo experts for a FREE 60 minute virtual Vienna Motor Symposium panel discussion and Q&A.

12th May 2020 09:00BST/10:00CET
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The Road to Zero Carbon Life Cycle

Join Ricardo Chief Innovation Officer, Dr Mike Bell, in his address to the 41st Vienna Motor Symposium: "The Net Zero Challenge – Life Cycle Impacts on Propulsion System Technologies, Supply Chains & the Regulatory Landscape"

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Free webinar: Preparing for Euro 7

30th April 2020 15:00BST/16:00CET

Join Ricardo’s Phil Hopwood, Head of Engines and Emissions Control, and Ben Shalders, Chief Engineer, Engines and Emissions Control share their experience of actively shaping the development of Euro 7/VII legislation via the delivery of a range of collaborative R&D projects and Ricardo’s own targeted research.

30th April 2020 15:00BST/16:00CET
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Road to zero carbon life cycle
Hear our latest thought leadership from Ricardo’s Chief Innovation Officer Mike Bell

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Road to zero carbon life cycle

Air Quality: Euro 7/VII and beyond
Ricardo is helping OEMs prepare for Euro 7/VII

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Air Quality, Euro 7 and Beyond

Future Car Propulsion Technology
Ricardo is developing propulsion systems of the future that are clean and efficient over the whole product life cycle and highly cost effective.

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Future car propulsion technology

Controls and Software
Delivering the full potential of future powertrains requires sophisticated control software.

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Controls and software

Renewable Fuels
Ricardo offers guidance and the selection of the right low carbon fuels for the right application for products and the accompanying technical solutions.

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Renewable Fuels

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