Off-highway vehicles

Accelerating sustainable solutions for off-highway vehicles

Ricardo supports clients in the pursuit of solutions for engines, systems, transmissions and driveline engineering for off-highway vehicles and powered equipment used in agriculture, construction, mining, and industrial applications.

Our expertise

Off-highway vehicles operate in some of the harshest and most difficult terrains and must be designed and manufactured to withstand the toughest environments and operating cycles. Ricardo specialists are supporting clients to develop sustainable solutions for off-highway vehicles, ensuring systems that are fit for purpose and the future, whatever the application.

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From concept studies of engines, drivelines and whole vehicles to product benchmarking and target setting, Ricardo provides technical expertise to enable clients to utilise solutions across a broad spectrum of off-highway vehicles. 

We are working to revolutionise off-highway vehicles, supporting clients by providing comprehensive design and integration solutions for the hybridisation, electrification, and energy storage technologies of the future.

Through the exploitation of data and actionable insights, we help customers maximise their efficiency and effectiveness. We use digital engineering tools and processes to reduce development time and cost, accelerating our customers’ time to market.  

We help our clients to prepare for the future by supporting them with strategic and technical mobility and energy solutions. We help them navigate through a disruptive market and prepare for the future challenges in energy and mobility.  

Consulting and advisory

Using market analysis, Ricardo advises clients across the broad spectrum of off-highway vehicles, developing transformative operational and product strategies to meet the demands of the sector.

Design and engineering

Ricardo are experts in off-highway vehicle design, providing complete powertrain engineering capabilities from new engine and transmission programmes to upgrades and troubleshooting.

Project delivery and management

Using benchmark evaluation and target setting to support clients with their project objectives, Ricardo advises on a range of strategies, including technology and organisational transformation, scenario planning and industrialisation consultation.

Assurance and testing

Ricardo provides complete development and validation testing for off-highway vehicle components and systems, in addition to meeting the requirements to support full vehicle demonstrator testing.

Niche production capability

We provide clients with comprehensive prototype manufacture and assembly solutions for off-highway vehicles, utilising our innovative state of the art facilities and technical expertise to develop.

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Off-highway vehicles


With the deep technical knowledge and applications experience of its dedicated team of specialists, Ricardo provides solutions from single components to whole vehicles

Ricardo delivers a range of assurance and testing services across a variety of industries.

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Find out more about our expert automotive testing solutions at our state-of-the-art facilities.

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We work with businesses to maximise benefit and avoid risks on their sustainability journey.

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Ricardo specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing and assembly for complex, precision, electromechanical products and offer world-class industrialisation consultancy

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We are experts in the establishing flexible and stable product assembly operations which output complex products to help our clients achieve their premium product aspirations.

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Prototype builds and vehicle adaption services for special vehicle platforms.

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As a leading industrial and manufacturing expert, we provide a world-class industrialisation consultancy service to help our clients manufacture their complex and innovative products.

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Precision manufacture of complex mechanical components for engines and transmissions for high performance and specialised applications delivered in low volumes.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy services enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy offering enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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Learn more about our leading engineering, design and design services.

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Technical insights and analysis from Ricardo experts.

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Our expert team support businesses with bespoke software solutions and stable software libraries for development programs.

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Experts in delivering innovative system engineering and integration solutions towards a safe and sustainable future.

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Case studies

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