CAPSE and Ricardo collaborate

The University of South Wales’ Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE) and Ricardo intend 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.

‘I am pleased to be able to sign this MoU with the University of South Wales Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering,’ commented 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.’

CAPSE is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science at the University of South Wales. Already a nationally recognised independent research, development, test and certification house in the UK – with a reputation for cutting edge research and knowledge transfer activities – CAPSE is in the process of further expansion.

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