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.
Learn more about our bespoke engineering solutions designed to support OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers develop, adapt and manufacture electrified solutions.
Deliver your electrification programme at speed and without the need to invest heavily in R&D and building specialist teams.
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.
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.
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.
Working with the world’s leading automakers, suppliers and industry regulatory bodies, we provide unparalleled expertise in vehicle electrification.
Fully assembled and integrated bespoke electric drive unit (EDU) solutions for niche volume vehicle applications.
Turnkey solutions for power electronics supporting the next generation of decarbonised mobility.
Our experts deliver innovative hybrid and electric battery pack solutions. We design, build, and integrate battery technology for our clients.
Immersion cooled batteries
Market-leading immersion cooling technology, licensable battery management system and turnkey solutions.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Development of an all-electric, zero emissions RV
The launch of Winnebago’s first all-electric recreational vehicle (eRV) prototype, using Ricardo’s expertise in electrical engineering and programme management, reflects the projected growth of global recreational vehicle market size and demand for eco-friendly outdoor recreation across North America.
Gallium nitride based EV inverter design
Ricardo partnered with Nexperia to produce a technology demonstrator for a traction inverter based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology, enabling better vehicle performance and efficiency for both plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles.
Sustainable electric motor supply chain
The UK-ALUMOTOR consortium is building the UK’s electric motor supply chain by leveraging our manufacturing expertise to deliver the next generation of sustainable electric motors.
Ricardo specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing and assembly for complex, precision, electromechanical products and offer world-class industrialisation consultancyLearn more
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Meet the experts
Head of Electrification
Technical Authority Head - Batteries
Global Technical Authority - Electronics
Global Technical Authority - Power Electronics, Machines and Drives