Ricardo achieves VCA approval for WLTP testing in UK first

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The Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC) and associated facilities at the Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK have been accredited by the Vehicle Certification Agency to carry out type approval testing to the new WLTP – a UK first.

With the upgrade of associated test equipment and the certification, Ricardo is ideally placed to assist automotive manufacturers in achieving compliance with the WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure), including the requirements for RDE testing.

The first WTLP customer certification program is already well underway, with over 30 officially witnessed tests for 2WD and 4WD applications completed in May 2017.

June 16, 2017

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