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We are active in a wide range of benchmarking services that enable robust technical and commercial comparisons to be made, helping our customers develop a more competitive future product strategy.

To see a complete list of our benchmarking reports in the online store – click here

Benchmarking capabilities:

  • Design
  • Cost
  • Individual components to complete systems
  • Hybrid & EV systems
  • Powertrain performance & emissions
  • NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness)
  • Vehicle attributes

Key benefits of the Ricardo service:

  • Broad ranging product knowledge, engineering expertise and benchmarking test and evaluation facilities for engines, drivelines, transmissions, battery systems and vehicles
  • Access to extensive internal Ricardo databases of benchmark information including many off-the-shelf reports on market-leading products.
  • Evaluation against the processes and design guidelines of Ricardo’s world-class in-house design team
  • Technical commentary by experienced engineers
  • Independent of any OEM, supplier, technology etc.
  • Choose only what you want, no subscription fee
  • Arrange meeting at Ricardo UK sites to view the vehicle, machine etc. and discuss the report with the engineers who conducted the study and wrote the report
  • Consortium members can influence future benchmark priorities

EconoMark: CO2 Reduction Technology Benchmarking

CO2 reduction technologies and calibration strategies. The Ricardo EconoMark service focuses on benchmarking the latest low CO2 passenger cars featuring and state-of-the-art powertrain technologies. The EconoMark commercial model allows Ricardo to offer this quality benchmarking service at an attractive price.

SONAR: NVH Benchmarking

SONAR is an international automotive powertrain NVH consortium organized and led by Ricardo for over 15 years.

Design Benchmarking

Comparison of product designs, in either finished or concept form, against Ricardo design guidelines and competitor products

Hybrid & EV Systems Benchmarking

Benchmarking comparisons across battery, motor, power electronics, charging, thermal and other xEV related systems or over 10 years.

Vehicle Attributes Benchmarking

Subjective ratings, system level measured data, modelling and analysis for:

  • NVH
  • Dynamics
  • Steering
  • Brakes
  • Thermal
  • CO2
  • Electrical Systems
  • Mass

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