Automotive Lubricants

Greases Make MR Fluid Technology Stick

Greases Make MR Fluid Technology Stick

Lubes'n'Greases - June 2, 2020

Magnetorheological fluids are being used in an increasing number of applications, but this relatively new technology sti ...

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Russia Using More Synthetic Motor Oils

Lube Report EMEA - May 31, 2020

The share of vehicles in Russia that use American Petroleum Institute’s API SM or API SN motor oil categories increas ...

The Electrifying Future of Electric Vehicles

The Electrifying Future of Electric Vehicles

PEV - May 8, 2020

It is irrefutable that vehicle electrification is completely recalibrating the automotive industry in every aspect. But ...

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PAO Blend Steps into the EV Thermal Management Fray

PEV - May 7, 2020

All vehicles require a range of lubricants, greases, coolants and fluids, and EVs are no exception. Existing base stock ...

Let them Eat Coolant

Let them Eat Coolant

PEV - May 5, 2020

Once the market normalizes after the global lockdown, automakers and lube companies will need to look again at the long ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 29, 2020

Steve Swedberg compares several SUVs currently on the market and the lubricants that they require.

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Marketing Matters

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - April 27, 2020

Emeka Umejei looks at African grease trends.

The EV of the World’s Desire

The EV of the World’s Desire

PEV - April 16, 2020

Turkey is reviving its ambition to make at producing a 100% domestically designed and produced car, and this time it hap ...

Imprecise by the Dashboard Light

Imprecise by the Dashboard Light

PEV - April 15, 2020

The devil is in the details and sometimes even the most diligent carmakers come a-cropper when the software in an EV war ...

Has Coronavirus Burst China’s EV Bubble?

Has Coronavirus Burst China’s EV Bubble?

PEV - April 14, 2020

A trade war with the United States, weakening sales and now a disease epidemic are hammering China’s automakers. After ...

Seoul Power

Seoul Power

PEV - April 14, 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has been building battery electric vehicles for four years, and although beleaguered by supply chain ...

Lube Marketers Gear Up for E-fluids Era

Lube Marketers Gear Up for E-fluids Era

PEV - April 14, 2020

Fluid makers need to respond quickly to the changing face of personal mobility and drivetrains.

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More Dirt, Less Ash

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Engine oil advancements for off-highway applications seem to lumber along behind on-road and light-duty vehicles. Emissi ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 1, 2020

Steve Swedberg traces the evolution of used oil from careless disposal to rerefining.

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - February 14, 2020

Steve Swedberg makes an argument for more widespread adoption of API FA-4 engine oils.

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Canada Permits Use of Toxic Chemical

Lube Report Americas - February 12, 2020

The Canadian government decreed this month that it will permit 9-octadecenoic acid (Z)- compound with (Z)-N-9-octadeceny ...

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Amalie Awaits Settlement Approval in Lawsuit

Lube Report Americas - January 29, 2020

Amalie Oil Co. and the plaintiffs of a class action lawsuit against the company have asked a Florida circuit court to gr ...

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The Synthetics Are Coming

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

Engine oil specs are increasing the technical demands put on base oils and pushing formulators toward using more synthet ...