With economic powerhouses China, Japan and South Korea, you would expect the growth of electric vehicles in Asia to mirror Europe and North America. But this is far from the case. We welcome Eugene Tan to the podcast to discuss the unique challenges faced by the region and its potential as a lifeline to automotive lubricant blenders.
Not least among these challenges is the market’s wide economic and geographic diversity, as well as access to renewable electricity and low per-capita income compared with developed EV markets. With so much coal-fired power, he believes that ICE efficiency is the better way forward.