• Time to move on...

    21 December 2020

    I thought I should make it known publicly that as of the end of 2020, I’ll be retiring and bringing to an end my 34+ year association with Ricardo, as well as with a number of other clients that I’ve worked with and for down the years.

    I’ve been associated with Ricardo for most of my working life, but my first career job was in 1982 as a trainee with Ford Motor Company, during which time I saw the last examples of the Cortina roll off the production line at ...

  • Ricardo webinar to show importance of early planning for EV charging infrastructure

    23 April 2018

    Following the recent and highly successful Ricardo webinar aimed at helping commercial vehicle fleet operators plan for electrification, the next in the series will focus on the strategic choices involved in planning EV charging infrastructure. Targeted at local authorities and other major land owners – from retail and business parks to leisure centres, universities and major business owners – the webinar will illustrate the importance of planning early for maximum flexibility and return on investment.

    The webinar Fleet electrification and the benefits of planning your charging infrastructure early will take place on Wednesday 16 May at 10.00 – 11.00 BST [09.00-10.00 ...

  • Save the Greys! Local community bids to purchase famous Brighton music venue

    04 December 2017

    Pub-goers have launched a bid to take over one of the country’s best-known and loved live music venues - The Greys in Brighton has been put on the market by Ei Group after the industry giant failed to find the pub a permanent tenant.

    Brighton & Hove Council has declared the pub an Asset of Community Value, and now local residents in the Hanover area of the city have banded together as Friends of the Greys to purchase the freehold and secure its survival.

    Performers at the Greys over the last 30 years have included Damien Rice, Georgie Fame, Martin Carthy, Shirley Collins, ...

  • Ricardo awarded key heavy-duty zero-emissions vehicle project by CARB

    24 October 2017

    Ricardo Strategic Consulting has been selected by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to monitor, collect, and analyze the data for heavy-duty vehicle projects funded under Air Quality Improvement Program and the low carbon transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

    The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) are initiatives of CARB, and have seen significant investments since their inception in fiscal year 2014-15. A wide range of advanced technology demonstration projects have been carried out under these initiatives, all aimed at helping to pull forward Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) technology in the commercial vehicle and bus transportation ...

  • Ricardo to present innovative approach to marine propulsion design at ISME, Tokyo

    12 October 2017

    At the International Symposium on Marine Engine (ISME) to be hosted in Tokyo on 15-19 October, Ricardo will demonstrate how simulation and optimization technologies originally developed in the automotive sector can be used extremely effectively in the design of future low cost, low emission marine propulsion systems.

    The paper to be presented by Ricardo sets out the results of a study carried out by the company’s marine propulsion experts, in which some of Ricardo’s state-of-the-art computer aided engineering software was used to evaluate the environmental and commercial performance of different marine propulsion system architectures under a range of different usage scenarios. ...

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