Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) has referred Impetus Automotive Ltd, trading as Toyota First, to UK Trading Standards for
VW no longer excluded from US public sector contracts, but is among other automakers that may not be ready for Euro WLTP regs.
The API is set to review the standards development process following the nine year development period for the lastest GF-6 spec.
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.
US automakers & State of California combine to drive up emissions standards; China & India add regs pressure on lubes producers.
A mixed set of Q2 2019 reports from the oil majors and lubes producers including Shell, BP, ExxonMobil and Fuchs.
Europe and China are the focus for a raft of major Electric Vehicle joint ventures as EV sales boom in Europe
Designed for vehicle workshops and 'quick lube' centres, Castrol ePODS combine clever design with fast-fill technology.
Laboratories, Group II base oil, lubes and additive plants all announced in expansion plans.