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Below is a collection of thought leadership "White Papers" that have been produced by Ricardo Strategic Consulting.

Ricardo Automotive Rising 15

In order to provide insights into the longevity of the current growth pattern of the world automotive industry and, more importantly, to highlight the most promising regions for growth, Ricardo Strategic Consulting has investigated, analysed and ranked emerging markets to establish where these opportunities lie. This study investigates the likely global automotive potential in the decade to 2025.

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Vehicle Electrification Cost Trade Offs: Managing the Balance

 

Bringing a commercially and technically feasible xEV drivetrain to market requires an OEM to make a number of trade-offs – between the cost, vehicle attributes and vehicle range. This paper examines how OEMs can approach these key decisions and potential supporting technologies.   

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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets

 Europe’s Evolving Gas Market: Future Direction and Implications for Asia

In this paper, we look at the advantages that decentralized energy (DE) systems offer to the Asia-Pacific as compared to the traditional power generation model and provide insights to governments, utilities, and developers looking to electrify poor and/or remote areas of the region.

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What if ‘peak oil’ is about demand and not supply?

This landmark multi-client research study conducted by Ricardo Strategic Consulting was launched in June 2011 in association with Kevin J. Lindemer LLC, and involved participation of some of the world’s leading energy and technology companies and organizations.

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A battery of questions for electric vehicle investors

A battery of questions for electric vehicle investors

Identifying the most attractive investment opportunities and best possible suppliers in the rapidly developing battery systems market. This article focuses primarily on choosing a good supplier, although a few introductory points will be made on technology choices, based on Ricardo’s considerable experience in hybridized and electrified powertrains

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Europe’s Evolving Gas Market: Future Direction and Implications for Asia

Europe’s Evolving Gas Market: Future Direction and Implications for Asia

This paper considers current developments in the European gas market, whether the pressure being placed on the historically predominant oil-indexed pricing structure will lead to fundamental change in the way that gas is priced in this market, and what effect this might have on the Asia-Pacific gas market.


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Bucks for balancing: can plug-in vehicles of the future extract cash – and carbon – from the power grid?

Bucks for Balancing

A research report published by Ricardo and National Grid demonstrating the market potential for an electric plug-in vehicle fleet of the future to provide balancing services to the power grid on a commercial basis, returning value to vehicle owners while improving the carbon efficiency of grid operation.

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The Automotive Technology Roadmap

The Automotive Technology Roadmap

The Automotive Technology Roadmap is a unique collaboration between automotive business publisher SupplierBusiness, part of the IHS Global Insight group, and Ricardo providing a comprehensive overview of the emerging technologies that will shape the future of the auto industry through the next decade and beyond.

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