EV charging technology and infrastructure is growing rapidly around the world, while battery production expands.
US automakers & State of California combine to drive up emissions standards; China & India add regs pressure on lubes producers.
Europe and China are the focus for a raft of major Electric Vehicle joint ventures as EV sales boom in Europe
Laboratories, Group II base oil, lubes and additive plants all announced in expansion plans.
As a Chinese manufacturer adds built-in karaoke and a passenger selfi-camera to its latest vehicle, the challenge of building infrastructure become ever more serious. Europe battles an EV sales challenge and Fiat -Chrysler buys a share of Tesla's emissions allowance.
Conference season reveals new lubes trends; the EV market increases its influence and the lubes industry and the battle over diesel continues.
India set to purchase more oil products - particularly gasoline and diesel - than China, making it the world's second largest oil consumer.
Exponential growth in the Electric Vehicle market is forcing significant innovation in the lubes sector. OATS also rounds-up the latest EV news.
China introduces new fuel standards as Saudi Aramco and Chinese partners research fuel solutions; ACEA warns on first EU Heavy-Duty emissions standards
The first 25 Gulf service stations in China are expected to be operational within the next 12 months thanks to Manchester United link.