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Ricardo teams with Wuzheng to develop electric agricultural machinery

UK-headquartered engineering consultancy Ricardo has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Wuzheng to research and develop powertrains for electric tractors and agricultural machinery. The companies will work together to investigate new technologies and more efficient powertrains for Wuzheng’s agricultural machinery equipment product range. Ricardo’s global network of automotive engineers and energy… Read more »

Ricardo supports Winnebago in developing its first eRV prototype

UK-headquartered engineering consulting company Ricardo has announced its role in the launch of the US-made Winnebago eRV2 prototype. According to Ricardo, Winnebago selected the company for its track record in diverse product development cycles, launch management and expertise in electric vehicle integration. Ricardo was responsible for delivery of the project, from clean sheet design to… Read more »

Ricardo to define a harmonized European life-cycle assessment standard for EVs and batteries

British consulting company Ricardo has begun work on developing a harmonized European life-cycle assessment standard for EVs and batteries. The project is funded by the EU and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). At the moment, there is no agreed European or international standard on vehicle life-cycle assessment. Defining a single, harmonized life-cycle assessment approach for… Read more »

Ricardo to help Toyota develop a hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle for the UK

Automotive supplier Ricardo is working alongside Toyota and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicle and to build a prototype in the UK. The Toyota Hilux hydrogen variant will be manufactured and assembled at Toyota’s Derby-based facility and is scheduled for prototype production in 2023. Toyota chose Ricardo due to… Read more »

Ricardo and InoBat to collaborate on EV batteries

Global consulting firm Ricardo has signed a memorandum of understanding with EV battery company InoBat to work together on battery cells, modules and packs for EVs. “Drawing on its expertise in proprietary battery cell R&D and large-scale battery cell production, InoBat will manufacture, test and supply cells,” says Ricardo. “As a globally trusted engineering and… Read more »

Ricardo and Pratt & Whitney to develop hybrid-electric aerospace technology

Global consulting firm Ricardo has signed a multi-year deal with Pratt & Whitney Canada, a manufacturer of aircraft engines. The Ricardo aerospace engineering team will support P&W in the development of hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for next-generation aircraft. The project is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator program. The company is targeting… Read more »

Ricardo receives UK government funding to optimize EV climate control systems

Engineering services provider Ricardo has received funding from the UK’s Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, in partnership with Innovate UK, for a project to optimize in-car thermal and energy management systems to improve EV range and battery performance. Partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and using a Jaguar I-PACE as a demonstrator vehicle, engineers will look… Read more »

Lightning eMotors and Ricardo partner to provide commercial EVs to UK customers

Commercial EV manufacturer Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has partnered with Tier 1 supplier Ricardo to assemble commercial EVs for the UK market. Lightning will build fully electric powertrains at its plant in Loveland, Colorado, and ship them to the UK, where Ricardo will assemble and integrate those powertrains into medium-duty commercial fleet vehicles. Ricardo will… Read more »

Ricardo appoints Adrian Schaffer as new President of Automotive and Industrial for North America

Engineering services provider Ricardo has appointed Adrian Schaffer as its new President of Automotive and Industrial for North America. Schaffer’s long career as a transport industry executive spans numerous fields, including manufacturing, electrification, telematics and connectivity, across North America and the globe. As Director of Marketing at Motorola, he worked with GM on the then-new… Read more »

Ricardo opens Electrified Propulsion Research Centre

Ricardo has opened a new Electrified Propulsion Research Centre at its Shoreham Technical Centre in West Sussex. The £5.5-million research facility was designed to enable the development of the next generation of EVs, from component-level subsystems to fully integrated powertrains.  Managing Director Steve Dyke said, “We continue to consolidate our position as a trusted engineering… Read more »