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There can be few companies worldwide that can match Ricardo’s long-standing skills, experience and track record in the development of new engines incorporating the very latest in technological innovations. With the on-going need to improve fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership while providing highly robust and competitive products, Ricardo is uniquely placed to assist with engine engineering solutions of all types and applications.

A world-leader in engine design, technology and innovation: 

  • New engine design and development of all types of gasoline, diesel, biofuel and gas engines
  • Engine upgrades for performance, emissions and new applications
  • Clear development route maps of practical technology solutions to achieve emissions regulation compliance in a cost-effective and optimal manner for each application
  • Cost, design, performance, emissions, and NVH and benchmarking
  • Production calibration for the full range of on- and off-highway legislation including OBD requirements and homologation
  • A range of unique, high value practical technical solutions available – including for example the Ricardo ultra low particulate Twin Vortex Combustion System, and the Wolverine family of UAV engines
  • State-of-the-art skills and capabilities in control algorithm development
  • Engine localization and adaptation for new applications and markets
  • Independent assessment and development of novel engine concepts and new engine technologies
  • Whole life cost optimization and warranty management

Key benefits of the Ricardo service:

  • The sheer extent of Ricardo’s knowledge base ensures that the engines we develop exactly match customer requirements
  • Availability of experienced and flexible project teams to step-in at short notice and address peaks in customer workload
  • Ricardo’s global reach provides crucial local market knowledge matching our technology, skills and experience
  • Our range of validated technical solutions enables customers to move quickly from concept to production of world class products
  • Independent, objective and informed assessment of customer technologies and products, and of new and emerging technologies
  • Our global test resources include over 60 engine cells featuring advanced automation for 24/7 testing including; Performance and emissions, Durability and validation, Altitude testing up to three thousand meters, Climatic, Thermal cycling, Noise and vibration, Multiple fuels including natural gas for large engines