Understanding the future challenges in energy and mobility in 2035

The future of mobility means never standing still. But where are we going, how will we get there and what challenges will we encounter on the way?

In the coming decades, mobility will become increasingly automated, integrated and personalised – with sustainability at its core.

At Ricardo we are uniquely positioned to empower the long-term thinking that will help industry leaders and decision-makers not only identify opportunities but plan for uncertainty.

Our unrivalled strategic expertise, coupled with more than 100 years of trusted engineering capability, will support your development of robust investment, strategic and technical roadmaps and solutions.

We cannot predict the future. But we can certainly help you prepare for it.

 

Key Questions

Mobility in 2035

What will mobility look like in 2035?

Looking ahead at possible scenarios to identify opportunities for the global transport market.

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World in 2035

What will the world look like in 2035?

Ricardo created scenarios to help businesses plan more effectively for what the world might look like in 2035.

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Supply chain in 2035

What will impact supply chains in 2035?

Insights and advice to help businesses navigate supply chain opportunities and uncertainties in the years to come.

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Featured Insights

An agile approach can help mitigate supply chain disruption

Expert Opinion

Scott St. Claire investigates some of the potential solutions that can help businesses mitigate supply chain disruption.

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What role will battery innovation play in the future of electrification?

Expert Opinion

Battery innovation is going to play a key role in the electrification space in the coming decade. Ricardo experts give us their insights on the key issues that OEMs must consider in their electrification strategies.

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Organisations with flexible strategies will capitalise on powertrain opportunities

Expert Opinion

Dr Richard Osborne, elected chair of the IMechE’s Powertrain Systems and Fuels Group, explains why automotive OEMs must prioritise flexible strategies.

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Is there a future for fuels on the road to 2035?

Expert Opinion

Trevor Downes discusses for fuels and ICE might still play a role in the product mix of the future on the road to 2035.

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The Future of Sustainable Transport

Free Report

Ricardo experts bring clarity to some of the complexities of future mobility. Explore the drivers for future sustainable transport and the challenges to achieving net zero, and discover current initiatives which are addressing some of the issues faced within the transportation sector.

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How might the automotive industry change over the next 20 years?

Expert Opinion

Automotive is an innovative and fast-paced industry, where several factors will drive future vehicle design and development over the next 20 years and beyond.

Expert Opinion
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Introducing Ricardo's Scenarios for 2035

Creative Scavengers

Creative Scavengers


A world characterised by disruption and sporadic evolution, with a continued reliance on ICE technologies and a focus on recycling and reuse. We need cost-effective solutions to high-level, cross-sector challenges.

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Technopolis

Technopolis


A world characterised by disruption and accelerated economic and technological evolution, with a heavy focus on electrification. We need fast to market creative technical solutions to our challenges, to stay competitive. Disrupt or be disrupted.

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Digitopolis

Digitopolis


A world characterised by digitally-driven cooperation and virtual services. If you’re not part of the digital revolution, then you’ll be left behind. We need digital engineering and virtual collaboration tools to solve global, cross-sector challenges.

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Ecopolis

Ecopolis


A world characterised by coordinated global efforts from policy setting and legislation to large international projects which have reduced the impact of climate crisis. Decarbonise or get penalised. We need support ensuring compliance and tools to enable cross-sector collaboration.

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Why you must plan for disruption on the road to 2035

Insights

Every business leader wants to know how today’s strategic decisions will play out in the short, medium and long term. The problem is none of us can predict the future.

Creative Scavengers
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Scenario planning is helping business to plan for an uncertain future

Insights

Scenario planning can help business leaders identify potential risks and evaluate how to counteract or mitigate their impact.

Technopolis
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Businesses must think the unthinkable

Insights

What will our world look like in 2035? No-one knows for certain. But we can plan for the alternate futures in which today’s decisions will play out.

Digitpolis
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Here's why business as usual now risks failure in future

Insights

"The term ‘predict’ is obsolete in our current environment of rapid change and technological innovation. Almost as soon as a prediction is made, it can become obsolete with the macro and micro variables impacting the transportation space..."

Ecopolis
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Meet our experts

Adrian Greaney

Adrian Greaney

Global Chief Technology Officer View profile
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Adrian Schaffer

Adrian Schaffer

President, Emerging Mobility View profile
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Marques McCammon

Marques McCammon

Global Managing Director View profile
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