Ricardo teams for battery system development

January 24, 2018 // By Nick Flaherty
(Left to right): Adrian Greaney (Ricardo), Jonathan Williams (University of South Wales), Professor Paul Harrison (University of South Wales), and Richard Murphy (Ricardo)
Ricardo has teamed up with the Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering at the University of South Wales, UK, for research into the latest electric vehicle battery systems.

The Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE) is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science at the University of South Wales and already recognized for independent research, development, test and certification house in the UK. 

Ricardo has extensive experience in the research and application of new and novel battery cell chemistries, as well as in the product development, engineering, and vehicle integration of production-ready battery packs and battery management systems, and the deal provides Ricardo with access to the facilities and the support of the major investment in battery systems development by CAPSE.

"I am pleased to be able to sign this MoU with the University of South Wales Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering," said Rory Fisher, managing director of Ricardo Automotive. "Ricardo is already a global leader in both vehicle electrification and in the development and application of EV battery systems and technology. CAPSE is an important element of the UK's electrified vehicle development capacity. We look forward to collaborating with CAPSE for the mutual benefit of the University and of Ricardo and its electric vehicle customers."

"CAPSE's mission is to support businesses and other organizations to develop the next generation of low carbon technologies, and in doing so support the creation of new jobs and economic opportunities. As a leading independent UK based automotive and powertrain research and development organization, Ricardo will bring valuable industrial experience of the development of electric vehicle systems, and we look forward to working with them," said Jonathan Williams, director of CAPSE at the University of South Wales (above, second left).

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