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Posts Tagged: Ricardo

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 »

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 »

Orient and Ricardo to jointly develop next-generation battery management system

Ricardo and Orient have announced a partnership to support the development of Orient’s next-generation energy storage systems. The battery pack development support offered by Ricardo includes applying new cell chemistries and battery architectures, designing and building prototype packs, supporting customers and full-scale manufacturing. Orient will use Ricardo’s expertise to incorporate advanced battery state and parameter… Read more »

Battery modeling among new features in Ricardo Software’s new release

The second of Ricardo Software’s quarterly product releases for 2020 adds new capabilities in the area of EV powertrains. Both the Ricardo VECTIS CFD package and IGNITE complex systems modeling product now provide solutions for optimizing battery systems. These include modeling of the detailed heat exchange and cell degradation that occurs through use and storage.  … Read more »

New report from Ricardo analyzes global fast charging market

A new report from engineering consultancy Ricardo describes the rapidly changing market for DC fast chargers, and the implications for vehicle makers, supply chains, charging infrastructure providers and equipment manufacturers. High Voltage and Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles is aimed at suppliers of charging equipment and on-board electric powertrain products, energy companies and infrastructure providers,… Read more »

Ricardo software update provides simulation for electric motorcycle powertrain design

Ricardo has released a 2019.2 update of its powertrain design and optimization software. The company hopes the update will help customers more quickly deliver cleaner and more efficient products to market. The Ricardo development team focused on the scope, accuracy, and speed of simulation, as well as integration and co-simulation between individual analysis operations and… Read more »

Volvo to use Ricardo for large-scale EV battery cell testing program

UK engineering icon Ricardo will assist Volvo Cars to develop a large-scale testing program to assess the life-cycle characteristics of new lithium-ion cells to determine their suitability for various future electrified vehicle applications. Ricardo noted that the work will build on the company’s extensive experience in all aspects of electrified vehicle powertrains. In terms of… Read more »

Ricardo announces 48 V e-motor with improved power density

As per the goals of the European Competitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS (ECOCHAMPS) project, Ricardo Innovations has developed a new 48 V e-motor and inverter combination that it says delivers a 50% power density increase compared to alternatives. ECOCHAMPS brought 25 European commercial and academic partners together to design powertrains with at least… Read more »

Ricardo opens new power electronics and vehicle laboratories in California

Global engineering firm Ricardo sees Silicon Valley as the emerging capital of automotive technology and innovation, so it is expanding its Santa Clara Technical Center, investing in new power electronics and vehicle build facilities. The Santa Clara facility already serves Ricardo’s customers in California, such as Peloton Technology. “Improved driver safety is one of the… Read more »