The grease industry has a stellar track record of developing products for vehicles. As government mandates will limit future sales of conventional passenger cars and light trucks with only gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, vehicle OEMs are rapidly developing next-generation battery-powered electric vehicles. This transition offers challenges and opportunities for grease formulators and suppliers in the dynamic and fragmented EV market.
BEVs rely on batteries that gradually discharge while driving and must be tethered to a recharging station to be replenished. Expectations for longer driving range in tandem with specialized operating conditions are creating new demands for greasing BEVs.