Hybrid Powertrain Systems Engineering

Ricardo has extensive experience in delivering cost effective solutions for hybrid & electric passenger cars. We are able to take concepts from a business case right through to complete industrialisation programmes and have extensive design, simulation and systems integration experience and in-depth knowledge in all the relevant advanced technologies. Ricardo specializes in high value and versatile solutions that meet customer requirements for all markets and applications. We work with the world’s leading automakers, vehicle component and system manufacturers, government agencies and industry regulatory bodies, providing unparalleled experience and expertise in vehicle hybridization, electrification, and the deployment of next-generation energy management and storage solutions.

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 optimisation for hybrid applications
  • Design and development of electrical & electronic components including vehicle control units, electrical machines, power converters, high voltage harnesses and full vehicle, system and component EMC development
  • Components and systems development and integration, testing and validation
  • 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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