Automotive Lubricants

Around the EV World

Around the EV World

PEV - December 3, 2019

The German city of Frankfurt played host to the biannual International Auto Show in September. The major German manufact ...

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

Sleeping BEV Giant Awakes in Frankfurt

PEV - December 3, 2019

The German city of Frankfurt played host to the biannual International Auto Show in September. The major German manufact ...

Stimulating Mexico’s Domestic EV Industry

Stimulating Mexico’s Domestic EV Industry

PEV - December 3, 2019

Mexico leads the region in electrified vehicle sales and is upping the ante with a domestically produced vehicle.

Buy My Lithium Down, Sport

Buy My Lithium Down, Sport

PEV - December 3, 2019

Western Australia’s lithium miners are feeling the pinch from reduced demand, while in South America, supplies of the ...

Mixed Blessings for Tesla

Mixed Blessings for Tesla

PEV - December 3, 2019

The world-famous Tesla is an impressive piece of engineering and design. But its rise to the top of the market has been ...

The Netherlands Leads the Charge

The Netherlands Leads the Charge

PEV - December 3, 2019

The Dutch have taken to electric vehicles like ducks to water. The sector was propelled by generous tax breaks and a hig ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - November 20, 2019

Steve Swedberg does an API 1509-themed version of his annual Q&A column.

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Expanding to Grow in Evolving Grease Market

Lube Report Americas - November 20, 2019

Aerospace Lubricants is nearing completion on an expansion to add 10 million pounds of grease production capacity at its ...

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

New Grease Plant Starts Up in Kansas

Lube Report Americas - November 13, 2019

A joint venture between Japanese grease maker Kyodo Yushi and its American partner Lubrication Engineers began operating ...

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Axel to Expand, Improve U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - October 30, 2019

Axel Christiernsson AB announced on Monday a multi-million dollar expansion and improvement plan across its three grease ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

Steve Swedberg explains the evolution of todays base oil market and proposes a future path.

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Industry Urged to Eye Design Changes

Lube Report Americas - October 9, 2019

Lubricant marketers should monitor new automotive engine technologies - both large changes and smaller ones - to keep ab ...

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Digitializing Can Benefit Production, Expert Says

Lube Report Americas - September 25, 2019

Lubricant and grease production plants can improve efficiency and profitability by digitalizing their operations, an ind ...

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Gauging Past, Future Heavy-duty Engine Oils

Lube Report Americas - September 18, 2019

Maintaining older categories when the industry is at risk of not having the necessary engine tests to keep them alive is ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

Steve Swedberg ponders a lubricants industry without phosphorus.

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Contradictory Compatibility

Lubes'n'Greases - September 17, 2019

Different grease compatibility charts often present conflicting information, putting end users and their equipment at ri ...

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Could PAG Be an EV AC Lube?

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - September 17, 2019

Finding the right lubricant for automotive air conditioning systems is a tough in conventional cars. Its even trickier f ...

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

FA-4 Oils Make Gradual Inroads

Lube Report Americas - September 11, 2019

Although managers of heavy-duty truck fleets understand the fuel economy benefits of API FA-4 engine oils, many remain h ...