The Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE) at the University of South Wales in the UK and Ricardo are to jointly develop electric vehicle battery systems.
CAPSE is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science. Already a nationally recognized independent research, development, test and certification house in the UK, the department is in the process of further expansion.
The partnership will give Ricardo access to more facilities and to the support of the major investment in battery systems development by CAPSE, while the university will be able to benefit from Ricardo’s knowledge and experience of the challenges of both research and production-intent programs.
“I am pleased to be able to sign this MoU with the University of South Wales Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering,” said 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 in 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.”
Jonathan Williams, director of CAPSE at the University of South Wales, said, “CAPSE’s mission is to support businesses and other organizations to develop the next generation of low carbon technologies, and in doing so support the creation of new jobs and economic opportunities.
“As a leading independent UK-based automotive and powertrain research and development organization, Ricardo will bring valuable industrial experience of the development of electric vehicle systems, and we look forward to working with them.”