Global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo plc, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK, has partnered with Geely Auto Group, a leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles based in Hangzhou, China, to develop a new advanced transmission for range-extended plug-in hybrid vehicles.
According to Ricardo, the development approach will be collaborative and flexible with co-located, joint teams consisting of Geely and Ricardo engineers based in China and the UK. This is expected to support the internal communications and decision-making processes.
In addition to the core engineering team, support will also be available from Ricardo’s technical centres, which are based in various locations around the world, including the Czech Republic. The companies state that the key requirements for the transmission are high efficiency and competitive cost for high-volume A and B-segment products
“Ricardo is pleased to have been selected by Geely for this important, new transmission programme,” stated Gary Tan, President of Ricardo Asia. “Geely is one of China’s most respected manufacturers for new energy vehicles, and it is a company that shares the Ricardo ethos of excellence in technology, engineering and innovation. We look forward to working in partnership to deliver this impressive range-extended plug-in hybrid transmission to market in Geely’s future products.”