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Around the EV World

Around the EV World

PEV - May 28, 2019

A selection of EV news stories from the past quarter.

The Price of FAME

The Price of FAME

PEV - May 28, 2019

With the global focus on EV cars, two- and three-wheelers could be a bigger growth area in developing economies such as ...

Critiquing South Africa’s Taxes on EV Imports

Critiquing South Africa’s Taxes on EV Imports

PEV - May 28, 2019

South Africa is dragging its heels on the path to vehicle electrification. Expanding the fleet and infrastructure is ess ...

Predicting the Unpredictable

Predicting the Unpredictable

PEV - 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 ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

Steve Swedberg tries to cut through the fog of engine oil jargon.

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SPOTLIGHT ON GREASE

Lubes'n'Greases - May 21, 2019

Grease performance and production techniques continue to advance. Two companies present their latest grease innovations.

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First Quarter Mixed for U.S. Companies

Lube Report Americas - May 8, 2019

Valvoline reported a slight loss in operating income and lubricants sales volume, HollyFrontiers lubricants and specialt ...

GM Solidifies its Position in the Electric Vehicle Arena

GM Solidifies its Position in the Electric Vehicle Arena

PEV - 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

PEV - 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 ...

Heavy-duty Market Shifts to Genuine Oils

Heavy-duty Market Shifts to Genuine Oils

Lube Report Americas - May 1, 2019

Global demand for heavy-duty motor oils shrank slightly over the past four years, but consumption of genuine heavy-duty ...

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Automotive

Lubes'n'Greases - April 15, 2019

Steve Swedberg refutes the most common justifications for 3,000-mile oil changes.

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No National Class Action for Dollar General Suits

Lube Report Americas - March 27, 2019

A federal judge last week granted statewide class action status to 16 groups of consumers suing Dollar General for selli ...

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Lubes'n'Greases - March 19, 2019

Steve Swedberg examines why API FA-4 oils have been on a slow, uphill slog.

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Aluminum Complex Grease Has Growth Potential in India

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - March 18, 2019

Electric vehicle battery makers domination of global lithium supplies leaves Indian grease makers vulnerable to shortage ...

Charge of the Lithium Brigade

Charge of the Lithium Brigade

PEV - March 6, 2019

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

Norwegians Would

Norwegians Would

PEV - 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

PEV - March 5, 2019

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