Ricardo and University of South Wales to collaborate on EV battery development

The University of South Wales’ Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE) and Ricardo have announced that they intend to collaborate on electric vehicle (EV) battery systems research and development.

Ricardo Automotive MD Rory Fisher, said: “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.”

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.

“CAPSE’s mission is to support businesses and other organisations to develop the next generation of low carbon technologies, and in doing so support the creation of new jobs and economic opportunities,” added Jonathan Williams, director of CAPSE at the University of South Wales. “As a leading independent UK based automotive and powertrain research and development organisation, Ricardo will bring valuable industrial experience of the development of electric vehicle systems, and we look forward to working with them.”