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Hybrid Powertrain Systems Engineering

Ricardo has extensive experience in delivering cost-effective solutions for hybrid & electric commercial vehicle powertrains. We are able to take concepts from a business case through to industrialisation and have extensive design, simulation and systems integration experience and in-depth knowledge in all the relevant advanced technologies. Ricardo has with unparalleled experience and expertise in vehicle hybridization, electrification, and the deployment of next-generation energy management and storage solutions.

Commercial hybrid and electric vehicle product development for all markets and applications:

  • Strategic studies related to legislation, business drivers and technology including lifecycle cost, total cost of ownership and strategic procurement, and concept demonstration of advanced technologies
  • Complete systems design, integration, vehicle build and productionization of parallel, power-split and series configurations as well as all-electric solutions
  • Architecture definition and comprehensive vehicle modelling, system specification & design, safety analysis and implementation of safety-critical control systems, and control algorithm development to achieve sophisticated functionality and fuel economy objectives
  • Hybrid & electric driveline and transmission design, development and prototype manufacture
  • Engine design, calibration and optimization for hybrid applications
  • Design, development, testing and validation of electrical & electronic components including vehicle control units, electrical machines, power converters, high voltage harnesses and full vehicle, system and component EMC development
  • Vehicle level integration and optimization, homologation and industrialisation support
  • Battery pack and charging station design, engineering, development and testing, including rapid prototype battery management systems
  • Robust programme management and bespoke development and validation processes
  • Flexible and collaborative approach, delivering high value, high quality solutions to time and within budget, while meeting customer expectations for training and technology transfer

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