Amid heightening efforts around sustainability in transportation, there has been a lot of excitement in recent years about the promise of electric vehicles. Although it is true that the vehicle parc continues to shift toward electrification, it would be an oversight to forget about the internal combustion engine, as these vehicles will likely make up the majority of the global vehicle parc for the foreseeable future. Because of this, there is still a need to support the technology that currently comprises the largest portion of the global vehicle parc. But this must be done while making improvements with new entries.
With the aid of advanced aftertreatment systems, significant improvements to engine hardware design have allowed modern ICE vehicles to achieve exceptional levels of efficiency and to meet the most recent lower emissions regulations. These improvements in efficiency have manifested in both light-duty and heavy-duty categories, and have increased the demand for higher-performance lubricants that enable modern hardware to operate correctly and to protect the valuable aftertreatment systems.