HAMBURG – Shell Lubricants, Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology engine specialists said during a press briefing last week that their Project M urban concept car is on track to be released by mid-2016.
The Anglo-Dutch oil major role in the project is to formulate lubricants allowing a very high level of fuel efficiency. Close to the edge but safe, they can radically reduce friction while providing protection, Bob Mainwaring, Shell Lubricants innovation technology manager, told the media gathered here at Shells Technology Center on Nov. 11. The lubricants are an essential part of the fuel economy and should be viewed as a basic component of the engine.
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