Ricardo launches battery development center

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Ricardo, Inc., a leading independent engineering firm specializing in total vehicle fuel economy and efficiency, has launched the Battery Systems Development Center at its Van Buren Twp., Michigan, headquarters. The center provides the most comprehensive and integrated range of capabilities in the industry for turnkey development and application of complete high-voltage battery-pack systems for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

“As a leading supplier of advanced technologies and alternative energy solutions, Ricardo is at the forefront in developing renewable energy applications that will help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lead to energy independence,” said Ricardo President Dean Harlow. “While there has been a great deal of theoretical discussion and proposals on renewable energy, Ricardo is actually applying the technology by taking it off the whiteboard and into the real world. Last year we launched TVFE