Archive / February, 2014

  • Ricardo to showcase TorqStor high efficiency flywheel energy storage at CONEXPO

    24 February 2014

    TorqStor – the latest generation of Ricardo’s high speed flywheel energy storage technology – launched as a pre-production prototype for OEM product integration

    Enables significant real-world operational fuel savings for construction equipment such as wheel loaders and excavators at modest incremental cost

    Ricardo reveals results of real-world operational tests of its 17 tonne High Efficiency Excavator (HFX) using flywheel energy storage on a materials handling cycle

    Results show that, with effective integration, Ricardo TorqStor can save approximately half of the total potential energy theoretically available in this application

    The launch of the Ricardo TorqStor high-speed flywheel energy storage concept at the CONEXPO ...

  • Ricardo-AEA to lead major European study on the future of sustainable urban transport

    18 February 2014

    The European Commission has selected Ricardo-AEA to lead a project to help cities across Europe take action to improve the performance of their transport systems.

    The new four-year project will be carried out on behalf of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE). It aims to develop a web-based policy support tool to help city authorities across the EU to identify and implement the most cost effective strategies for addressing major urban transport challenges. These include traffic congestion, urban air quality, carbon dioxide emissions and accidents. Ricardo-AEA will lead the work in partnership with international cities network, ICLEI - Local ...

  • Ricardo and Clean Air Power to collaborate on development of dual fuel truck engine

    10 February 2014

    Clean Air Power has announced the award of a funded concept development agreement with a global truck manufacturer, under which it will work with Ricardo to develop a dual-fuel engine for a South East Asian Market.

    The purpose of the development programme is to utilise Clean Air Power’s Dual-Fuel™ combustion technology to deliver an advanced dual-fuel engine that not only achieves its emissions objective but also reduces the extent of emissions after-treatment required by the base diesel engine. Subject to a successful concept phase, expected to last six months, the agreement will then enter a second stage to bring ...

  • Mahindra launches class-leading autoSHIFT Transmission developed with Ricardo

    06 February 2014

    Mahindra – one of India’s leading automakers, and a company with a growing international reach – has chosen the prestigious Delhi Auto Expo to reveal a brand new state-of-the-art five-speed automated manual transmission; the result of a technology and engineering collaboration with Ricardo.

    The new Mahindra 5-speed autoSHIFT transmission represents a significant step forward in transmission technology within the Indian automotive sector. Designed specifically to improve the driving experience and fuel economy in the urban environment, the unit incorporates the key efficiency advantages of a manual transmission while providing the smooth comfort and convenience of an automatic. The Mahindra autoSHIFT incorporates ...

  • Ricardo-AEA supports key international initiative to improve climate change reporting

    04 February 2014

    Ricardo-AEA supports key international initiative to improve climate change reporting

    • Project – supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) – aims to enable developing countries to enhance international climate change reporting
    • Work under subcontract to GIZ, a German federal enterprise in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development
    • Project recognizes Ricardo-AEA’s expertise in measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) for emissions, mitigation actions and climate finance
    • Work is already underway in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Philippines

    The capacity-building project, entitled 'Information Matters', is funded by the International Climate Initiative ...

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