VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricardo, Inc., a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, announced today that the company's president, Thomas Apostolos, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the US industry association that promotes electric drive technologies and infrastructure. The appointment serves to strengthen the offering to clients of both organizations, by bringing together Ricardo's technology expertise with EDTA's collaborative goal of ensuring economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and energy security.
"EDTA is a natural fit for Ricardo," says Mr. Apostolos. "Ricardo has been challenging convention in the transportation and energy industries for almost a century, which is exactly what is required to meet EDTA's goals. I look forward to working with EDTA's distinguished board members in this highly dynamic industry."
Ricardo has been the technology lead on several hybrid and hybrid-electric vehicle programs, and has designed and built several vehicle demonstrators showcasing various EV and HEV applications. One of those vehicles, the HyBoost, was recently awarded the Prize for the Environment by the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. This technical expertise, combined with that of the other members, will aid in establishing a unified voice to policymakers and the public.
"Ricardo enjoys a long standing reputation as an industry leader that has made a lasting, global impact in transportation and energy sectors, and the company is consistently producing results that advance electric drive," said EDTA President Brian Wynne. "We are excited to welcome Ricardo as our newest member, and Mr. Apostolos' expertise will be invaluable to our Board as we work towards the goal of electrified transportation."
About Ricardo PLC
Ricardo plc is a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. Our people are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. With almost a century of delivering value through technology, our client list includes the world's major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions and governments. Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and conferences. EDTA's membership includes vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, government agencies and others. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit ElectricDrive.org. For information about owning and operating electric vehicles, please visit GoElectricDrive.com.
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