Ricardo and University of South Wales to Collaborate on Electric Vehicle Battery Development

(Left to right): Adrian Greaney (Ricardo), Jonathan Williams (University of South Wales), Professor Paul Harrison (University of South Wales), and Richard Murphy (Ricardo)

January 25, 2018 | News Brief | The University of South Wales’ Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering and Ricardo plan to collaborate on electric vehicle battery systems research and development. The collaboration will provide Ricardo with access to the facilities and the support of the major investment in battery systems development by CAPSE, while also enabling the University to benefit from Ricardo’s knowledge and experience of the challenges of both research and production-intent programmes.

Ricardo is an international provider in the development of electric vehicle battery systems, and works with some of the world’s leading automakers, from mainstream OEMs to EV specialists. The company 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.

“I am pleased to be able to sign this MoU with the University of South Wales Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering,” said Ricardo Automotive MD Rory Fisher. “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.”