Electrification

Accelerating your electrification development

Learn more about our bespoke engineering solutions designed to support OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers develop, adapt and manufacture electrified solutions.

Accelerate electric vehicle development

We enable our customers to be at the forefront of electrification innovation, where technology is evolving at lightning speed and reducing time and cost to market are key drivers. 

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Speed to market

Deliver your electrification programme at speed and without the need to invest heavily in R&D and building specialist teams.

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Mitigate risk

OEMs and suppliers trust Ricardo expertise to help mitigate the risks of electrification R&D with our proven customisable solutions.

Ricardo draws upon the breadth and depth of its engineering capabilities to design and develop electrification solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Whether it involves a preliminary concept analysis or an end-to-end development, including niche manufacturing, we have the capacity to accommodate all your demands. Featured below are some of our electrification solutions. Whether you want a customised adaption of these solutions or a bespoke clean sheet design, we are well equipped to assist you with your electrification journey.

Electrification Solutions

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Silicon carbide inverter

Licensable silicon carbide inverter IP to reduce time to market by up to 30% and benefit from 98.5% efficiency and impressive power density.

Gan Inverter

Galium nitride inverter

Our gallium nitride (GaN) based traction inverter, enabling better vehicle performance and efficiency for both plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles.

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E-Motors

Working with the world’s leading automakers, suppliers and industry regulatory bodies, we provide unparalleled expertise in vehicle electrification.

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Integrated EDU

Fully assembled and integrated bespoke electric drive unit (EDU) solutions for niche volume vehicle applications.

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Integrated electronics

Turnkey solutions for power electronics supporting the next generation of decarbonised mobility.

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Batteries

Our experts deliver innovative hybrid and electric battery pack solutions. We design, build, and integrate battery technology for our clients.

Battery Clear

Immersion cooled batteries

Market-leading immersion cooling technology, licensable battery management system and turnkey solutions.

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Battery management system

Our Connected BMS for OEMs and fleet operators optimises performance by managing battery health.

Immersion Cooled Battery

Strategic and advisory

Our team of strategic consultants can support customers in electrification by navigating complexity and uncertainty. From market studies to developing growth strategies, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions to scenario planning, technology strategy and operational strategy, we can support your electrification journey across the value chain.

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Strategic Advisory

Decarbonisation

Our industry leading team of engineers, economists and policy specialists are supporting clients to decarbonise their use of energy. The transition from using fossil fuels for generating electricity, through to the provision of low carbon heat and decarbonisation of transport affect all areas of our energy systems.  Our experts specialise in providing innovative, practical and deliverable expertise, with particular emphasis on: 

  • Electricity infrastructure
  • Heating and cooling infrastructure
  • Transport energy infrastructure
  • Local energy systems
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Decarbonisation

Bespoke engineering

Expert engineering teams at Ricardo are here to support your product development and portfolio electrification strategy. Our team is supported by state-of-the-art facilities including our Electrified Propulsion Research Centre and Manufacturing capability.

Discover our broad range of design and engineering capabilities from power and electronics design to powertrain development, through to full turnkey solutions.

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Systems integration

Ricardo uses a systems engineering approach to develop complex systems that are more manageable.  

Our broad experience and expertise supports clients with their desire to develop a system, product or technology and understand the correct justification throughout the product development lifecycle. This ensures complete management of the product lifecycle and timely results.  

Using a holistic approach to systems integration, our expertise ranges from emissions control and air quality mapping, autonomous and connected vehicles and functional safety to batteries, e-machines, power electronics, controls, e-drivelines, and benchmarking.  

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Test and validation

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.

Our capabilities include:

  • Battery testing and development
  • Electric powertrain testing
  • Emissions testing
  • Fuels and lubricants testing
  • Homologation and type approval certification
  • Hydrogen testing and development
  • Transmissions and driveline testing
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Niche volume production and industrialisation

With decades of experience delivering innovative electrification projects, our technical experts support our clients from across the globe in bringing their cutting-edge innovations to market. Our teams can support with everything from individual components through to complete electrified powertrain systems in markets as diverse as automotive, defence, aerospace and rail globally.

Our state-of-the-art tools and facilities and world-class engineering expertise enables us to deliver high-performance electric propulsion systems with the quality and precision that meet our clients exacting standards.

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Delivery Implementation
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Markets

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Services

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

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Meet the experts

Andy Ennever

Andrew Ennever

Head of Electrification

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Bahareh Yazdani Damavandi

Bahareh Damavandi

Technical Authority Head - Batteries

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Temoc Rodriguez

Global Technical Authority - Electronics

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Jay Al Tayie

Jay Al-Tayie

Global Technical Authority - Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

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