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Ricardo and McLaren renew engine supply agreement

12 February 2019

A new contract – the third and latest covering the engine supply partnership between the two companies and the largest ever signed by Ricardo – confirms the company as supplier of engines to McLaren in support of its Track25 business plan.


Ricardo collaborates to develop new energy vehicle in Shangrao, China

5 December 2018

Engineering consulting firm Ricardo says that a high level government-industry meeting attended by Chengzu Ma, Shangrao secretary of the municipal Communist Party committee, and representatives of the regional auto industry, underlines and confirms Ricardo’s collaboration in the development of future low carbon vehicles in the Shangrao area of China.


Ricardo to show high efficiency electric motor and compact DCT in Berlin

28 November 2018

Ricardo will detail design of a novel e-motor offering up to a 50% increase in power density compared with current production electric machines as well as a new transverse DCT concept offering a highly compact package and ease of integration with an e-motor for effective hybridisation at an event in Berlin next week.


Ricardo joins Volvo Cars' EV battery cell test programme

1 November 2018

Ricardo says it will assist Volvo Cars with the provision of a large-scale test programme to assess the life cycle characteristics of a range of new lithium-ion cells to determine their suitability for various future production electrified vehicle applications.


Ricardo to develop lithium-based solid-state battery for EVs and PHEVs

8 October 2018

Ricardo says it will work on a partially UK government funded collaborative 'PowerDrive Line' project to develop a lithium-based solid-state battery for EVs and PHEVs, and establish a pre-pilot line for this solid-state battery cell technology.


Ricardo and Roke launch new 'Digital Resilience Lab'

13 September 2018

Ricardo and Roke have jointly launched a new Digital Resilience Lab to 'help automotive manufacturers design and produce the next generation of secure vehicles and realise the vision of future transport systems'.


Ricardo develops efficient single-speed transmission for EVs

12 September 2018

Ricardo says it has developed a new single-speed E-Axle transmission that offers a balance of efficiency and performance, together with low total cost of ownership.


Toyota and Ricardo develop second fuel cell electric zero emissions truck

6 August 2018

Toyota has unveiled the second iteration of its Project Portal hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck.


New Ricardo motor to boost power and cut hybrid costs

16 July 2018

As part of its contribution to a recently completed major European research initiative to achieve more efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Ricardo has developed a new 48V e-motor offering up to a 50% increase in power density compared with current production machines.


Ricardo and Ford Otosan announce heavy-duty transmission JV

24 May 2018

Ricardo is assisting Ford Otosan as heavy-duty transmission family development partner for future commercial vehicle platforms.


Inrix/AutopleX consortium to enhance AV capabilities

24 April 2018


Ricardo joins JLR-led AutopleX project to develop AVs that 'see' around corners

23 April 2018


Ricardo to collaborate with Enable in Japan

5 April 2018

Ricardo is to collaborate with Enable on testing and calibration in Japan.


Ricardo successfully develops three-truck platooning system

27 March 2018

With major truck platooning R&D and demonstration projects ongoing in Europe, Asia and North America, engineering and consulting firm Ricardo says it is leading the way in bringing the prospect of heavy duty long-haul truck platooning to the world’s highways – offering the prospect of CO2 emissions reductions and operator fuel savings, while improving traffic flow and road safety.


Ricardo collaborates with CaFCP over hydrogen fuel cell technology in trucks

8 June 2017


Ricardo to supply advanced transmission for Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar

7 June 2017


Ricardo joins Toyota on fuel cell demonstration project

3 May 2017

Ricardo says it is working with Toyota on a high profile fuel cell demonstration project in the US.


Ricardo commissions new engine test system at Shoreham plant

7 April 2017


Ricardo develops real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service

21 March 2017

Ricardo Energy & Environment, working with technology partner OPUS Inspection, has launched a real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service.


Ricardo joins Integral project on thermoelectric generator research

22 February 2017


Ricardo to develop/supply advanced transmission for AM-RB 001 hypercar

17 February 2017


Ricardo led Ultran project partners develop ultra-lightweight driveline systems

8 December 2016


Ricardo leads PICASSOS safety-critical systems development project

25 November 2016


Ricardo passes 2,000 engine mark in six months to October

23 November 2016

Ricardo says it manufactured more than 2,000 engines in the six months to the end of October – more than achieved in any previous full year.


EcoTwin partners showcasing truck platooning at electronica 2016

7 November 2016


Ricardo and AMRC collaborate over powertrain electrification

30 September 2016


Ricardo led ADEPT project car ready for drive evaluation

16 September 2016


Ricardo improves occupant safety in US army's Humvee

13 September 2016


Ricardo to supply Proteus 300 engine for DFCVs fundamental research

8 September 2016


Ricardo and Quanchai China to develop new diesel engines

31 August 2016

Ricardo has signed an agreement with Anhui Quanchai Engine - one of China’s largest diesel engine makers - to support the development of a new generation common rail diesel engine platform for commercial applications.

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Ricardo news

Ricardo and McLaren renew engine supply agreement

12 February 2019

A new contract – the third and latest covering the engine supply partnership between the tw...


Ricardo to develop new energy vehicle in Shangrao

5 December 2018

Engineering consulting firm Ricardo says that a high level government-industry meeting attended b...


Ricardo to show efficient electric motor and DCT

28 November 2018

Ricardo will detail design of a novel e-motor offering up to a 50% increase in power density comp...


Ricardo joins Volvo Cars battery cell test program

1 November 2018

Ricardo says it will assist Volvo Cars with the provision of a large-scale test programme to asse...


Ricardo to develop solid-state lithium batteries

8 October 2018

Ricardo says it will work on a partially UK government funded collaborative 'PowerDrive Line' pro...


Ricardo and Roke launch new Digital Resilience Lab

13 September 2018

Ricardo and Roke have jointly launched a new Digital Resilience Lab to 'help automotive manufactu...



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