Automotive testing and certification

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

Automotive testing and certification


Delivering industry leading battery testing solutions for all electric and hybrid propulsion systems enabling full-service battery development from concept to production.

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End-to-end electrified powertrain testing services delivered in our state-of-the-art EPRC facility. We offer a seamless service that embraces software and simulation from concept through the product development process, incorporating physical test as an essential touchpoint at key stages.

Electric powertrain

Full-service vehicle emissions testing for ICE, HEV and EV powertrains and fluid products enabling emissions control and performance optimisation.

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Independent testing services for the analysis and development of fuels, lubricants, and oils for ICE, HEV and EV platforms.

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Ricardo offers a range of accredited vehicle certification and type approval services to ensure that our customers can take their products to the global market with confidence.


Testing and development solutions for rapid product development of hydrogen ICE and hydrogen fuel cell solutions.

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Full-service ICE testing and development for a range of industries and sectors, from passenger vehicle to marine transportation.

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Our transmission and driveline experts specialise in delivering testing and development programmes to bespoke to the requirements of our clients.

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Automotive testing and certification


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Our specialist facilities and world-class engineering expertise enable us to offer a comprehensive range of services for the testing and development of mobility and industrial solutions across multiple market sectors.

  • HV battery testing
  • e-machine testing capability
  • EV chassis test facilities
  • Hydrogen ICE performance development, efficiency and durability
  • Hydrogen fuel cell systems
  • ICE and hybrid chassis test facilities
  • ICE test facilities
  • Transmission and driveline testing
  • Prototype build facilities
  • Certification and emissions measurement (CoP, WLTP, RDE etc.)
  • Powertrain control and emissions systems calibration
  • Gasoline and diesel ICE performance development, efficiency and durability
  • 4WD and 2WD vehicle chassis driveability
  • Performance and attributes benchmarking
  • Fuels, coolants and lubricants benchmark testing

We work with OEMs, tier-1s and product developers across the globe to help bring their products to market quickly, cost-effectively and safely.

Our cross-sector capability enables us to deliver to multiple industries including:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Off-highway and industrial
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Marine
  • Aerospace
  • Motorcycles and light passenger transport
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The environmental and health impacts of tyre wear particles

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Conference and Exhibition on Occupational Safety and Health 2024

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Interview with Edward Hightower

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Automotive testing and certification Resources

Panel: Accelerating EV adoption

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Presentation: The role of AI in the future of mobility

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