Our key capabilities in electrification
Ricardo is at the forefront of developing the low-carbon solutions of tomorrow. We work on innovative energy-network solutions, through helping to develop electrification policy, to the design of engineering solutions for a range of applications.
Electrification for aerospace
Hybrid-electric propulsion technology is a core element of several aerospace manufacturers' product strategy for continually advancing the efficiency of aircraft propulsion systems in support of the global aerospace industry-wide goal of achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions for aviation by 2050.
Aerospace manufacturers can benefit from our long, proven track record in automotive hybrid and electric vehicles, and more advanced expertise in energy management, technology integration and virtual product development.
With experience working for customers in the aerospace sector including component manufacturing, AS9100D certification, and decades developing, designing and integrating technology for all other transport sectors, Ricardo is well placed to advise the aerospace industry in the development of advanced hybrid-electric clean, efficient propulsion technologies for next generation aircraft.
Electrification for automotive
For over 100 years, Ricardo has been using engineering and research and development expertise to help global vehicle manufacturers innovate and improve the efficiency and performance of their products to bring them to market quicker and cheaper without compromising safety or quality.
OEMs within the global transport sector are looking for solutions to the world’s most complex mobility challenges, particularly the acceleration towards a sustainable zero carbon future.
Ricardo delivers transformative, environmentally sustainable technology innovation, as the trusted global engineering services partner for clean, efficient, integrated propulsion and energy solutions for global transport customers, leveraging its digital backbone and investment in data science capability to help customers maximise their efficiency and effectiveness.
Electrification for industrial and manufacturing
Ricardo is a globally trusted engineering and manufacturing services partner for clean, efficient, integrated propulsion and energy systems, and with specialisms in niche manufacturing and industrial engineering. We are well placed to guide industrial and manufacturing customers as they seek trusted strategies and implementation for their electrification programmes to accelerate their product or operational decarbonisation.
Ricardo has developed a range of electrification solutions for commercial vehicle and off-highway applications common in the industrial sector. OEMs strive to find cost-effective solutions for a varied portfolio of products while meeting the specific vehicle performance requirements that heavy duty platforms entail. Ricardo is uniquely positioned to develop solutions to the unique electrification challenges.
Electrification for rail and mass transit
As the investment required to electrify rail routes is significant, Ricardo teams are on-hand to ensure you get the most from your electrification investments.
Example projects range from certification of new routes, optimising operations to reduce energy consumption and greening the power grid by directly coupling renewable power sources directly to the railway.
Our electrification expertise does not stop there - once the power and performance benefits have begun to flow, our teams have also created a range of products to keep that infrastructure investment in top condition with both pantograph and catenary monitoring systems to ensure both current and vehicles continue to flow while minimising maintenance.
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