Regulation & Policy

Regulation & Policy

New and rapidly evolving government regulations and policies are greatly impacting the automotive and transportation industries. At Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC), we use our knowledge and expertise in these industries to help our clients navigate the complex web of regulations, laws, and compliance requirements. Additionally, we support governments and regulatory organizations world-wide by providing independent, in-depth, and objective advice to enable robust decision making and the development of new policies and regulations.

Our experienced consulting team has over 100 years of regulation and policy leadership, ensuring that client businesses remain both strong and compliant in a constantly changing environment. We have provided technical analysis to the EPA, NHTSA, and ARB, among many other public- and private-sector clients. Recently, RSC developed a robust rationale for 2017–2025 to support light-duty greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy rulemaking.

In this dynamic setting, RSC supports industry decision-makers in responding to regulatory challenges, in addition to helping them exploit opportunities to improve efficiency and competitiveness.

Our approach involves:

  • Determining technological, portfolio, and logistical implications of a particular regulatory scheme
  • Developing technology roadmaps to align client products with changing regulatory requirements
  • Simulating costs and consumer behavior based on product changes over a range of future conditions
  • Producing a comprehensive view of the effects of regulations to provide clarity to government agencies and manufacturers

RSC’s experienced consultants have an in-depth understanding of the industries we serve, including policy and regulation expertise across a broad range of sectors and applications. Our team has developed methods to model financial and technical regulatory effects to provide an understanding of impacts under a variety of future scenarios.

Our sector specialist teams have unique capabilities, including:

  • Delivering an informed and impartial evaluation of regulation by combining energy, automotive, and commercial vehicle knowledge bases

  • Conducting an accurate assessment of economic and non-economic impacts on the market to guide policymaking

  • Creating compliance strategies and anticipating competitor moves to forecast reshaped business conditions