Electric Vehicles

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 28, 2019

The jury is still out on how much EVs will depress lubricant sales. Additive companies will need to plan carefully to st ...

GM Solidifies its Position in the Electric Vehicle Arena

GM Solidifies its Position in the Electric Vehicle Arena

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 5, 2019

The Detroit car giant hopes the Chevrolet Bolt is no rerun of its failed EV1 experiment in the 1990s.

EV Lubes Make an Entrance

EV Lubes Make an Entrance

Electric Vehicles InSite - May 5, 2019

Sales of electric vehicles are still relatively small but are growing fast, and most automakers now offer some type of h ...

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Headwinds Cloud Lubricant Outlook

Lube Report Americas - May 1, 2019

Large potential disruptions loom on the horizon for the global lubricants industry - from electric vehicles to shared mo ...

Charge of the Lithium Brigade

Charge of the Lithium Brigade

Electric Vehicles InSite - March 6, 2019

In a coordinated strategy to stimulate domestic electric battery production, the Chinese government has reduced import d ...

Norwegians Would

Norwegians Would

Electric Vehicles InSite - March 6, 2019

Norway is a leading proponent of EVs, including battery electric vehicles and hybrids, offering its drivers an enticing ...

China EV Sales Surge During Subsidy Twilight

China EV Sales Surge During Subsidy Twilight

Electric Vehicles InSite - March 5, 2019

Electric vehicle sales in China, already running far ahead of any other country, have accelerated in recent months, part ...

Playing it Cool

Playing it Cool

Electric Vehicles InSite - March 5, 2019

Cooling fluids for electric vehicle batteries are a potential avenue of exploration and investment for lube companies, b ...

Electrifying the People’s Car

Electrifying the People’s Car

Electric Vehicles InSite - March 5, 2019

This year will see the awakening of a sleeping giant when the world’s largest car maker, Volkswagen Group, begins mass ...

Around the EV World

Around the EV World

Electric Vehicles InSite - March 5, 2019

A selection of EV news stories from the past quarter.

Albemarle in Talks for Big Lithium JV

Albemarle in Talks for Big Lithium JV

Electric Vehicles InSite - November 30, 2018

Elbow room in Western Australia's lithium mining business is shrinking with the entrance of U.S. company Albemarle.

Quiet Running as Formula E Enters Fifth Season

Quiet Running as Formula E Enters Fifth Season

Electric Vehicles InSite - November 29, 2018

Does Formula E have what it takes to lure in an audience and keep it engaged with the new electric motorsport format? Af ...

More European Nations Consider ICE Bans

More European Nations Consider ICE Bans

Electric Vehicles InSite - November 29, 2018

Bans on internal combustion engine vehicles are gradually sweeping across Europe. Their practicalities are a point of di ...

The Front Edge of Electrification

The Front Edge of Electrification

Electric Vehicles InSite - November 29, 2018

Norway leads Europe in the number of new four-wheel electrified vehicle registrations. The extent of the threat posed by ...

Germany and France Try to Jump-start Battery Production

Germany and France Try to Jump-start Battery Production

Electric Vehicles InSite - November 19, 2018

Concerned that their industries are falling behind Asia, Germany and France announced initiatives in November to help Eu ...

Guilty as Charged: EVs Threaten Lube Raw Materials

Guilty as Charged: EVs Threaten Lube Raw Materials

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 16, 2018

When two industries are dependent on the same materials for their products, one will dominate supplies. With the acceler ...

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Last Word

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 28, 2014

It is becoming increasingly apparent that electric and plug-in hybrid cars are catching on and are destined to become a ...