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.
Ford and Baidu collaborate further in technology and connectivity in China.