EV charging technology and infrastructure is growing rapidly around the world, while battery production expands.
New vehicle technologies require grease and lubes producers to stay ahead of the curve.
Europe and China are the focus for a raft of major Electric Vehicle joint ventures as EV sales boom in Europe
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.
Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.
Europe's car makers may be transforming into tech companies, led by VW's expansion of its Automotive Cloud, powered by Microsoft.
Despite an apparent collapse in the diesel car market across Europe, VW claims its diesel orders have increased
Exponential growth in the Electric Vehicle market is forcing significant innovation in the lubes sector. OATS also rounds-up the latest EV news.
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