Passenger vehicles

Solutions to address mobility challenges

We help our clients drive cost out of electrification and determine the best clean, efficient propulsion solutions through the understanding of different technologies to address the world's energy and mobility challenges for the passenger vehicle market. 

Our expertise

Ricardo is a trusted and innovative partner to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), supporting their evolution to an efficient, sustainable, low-carbon future, driven by autonomy, connectivity, and shared ownership business models. 

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We develop strategies to support clients in the diverse passenger vehicle sector, helping them to address the biggest challenges to reducing emissions. We deliver on behalf of original equipment manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers, solutions that meet consumer requirements for the future, reflecting the acceleration towards clean, efficient, and integrated technology-based activities.  

We are working to accelerate the adoption of future vehicle technologies in a broad spectrum of land applications, including hybrid and electrification. Our expertise in ICE, future fuels technology, transmissions, and digital systems, means we facilitate the seamless integration of individual components and systems across the full life cycle of a product, from design and inception to production and manufacture.   

Through the exploitation of data and actionable insights, we help customers maximise their efficiency and effectiveness. We use digital engineering tools and process 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

Offering a range of strategic consulting and advisory services to clients, Ricardo supports businesses with future proofing, exploring, and implementing technology-based strategies and transformation activities.

Design and engineering

Our expertise in ICE, electrification and future fuel solutions enables Ricardo to support clients with all aspect of design and engineering, including simulation, analysis and vehicle architecture and integration.

Project delivery and management

From through life support and maintenance, repair and operations, Ricardo provides a life cycle approach to supporting clients with programme management, supply chain logistics and post-production sales management.

Assurance and testing

Ricardo specialises in providing test capabilities across a broad spectrum of applications, from e-powertrain, emissions, battery, hydrogen and ICE vehicles, to emissions, virtual testing, measurement and test consulting and support.

Niche production capability

Ricardo has a wealth of expertise in niche volume precision manufacturing and advanced assembly for performance passenger cars.

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Ricardo is a trusted and innovative partner to OEMs, supporting their evolution to an efficient, sustainable, low-carbon future, driven by autonomy, connectivity, and shared ownership business models.

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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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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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

BMW Group - Industry leading vehicle footprint disclosure project

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Disruptive oil cooling for drives & emachines

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Advancing next generation of electric trucks

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US And EU Legislation

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) guidance and support for the US market

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