API is to form a New Energy Vehicle Fluids Working Group to consider standards for NEV fluids.
A supplement to the API SN standard has been proposed to provide additional protection against low-speed pre-ignition for turbocharged direct injection gasoline-powered vehicles.
Passenger vehicle technology must adapt quickly to the challenge of a growing car market and the urgency of climate change according to Lubrizol.
The International Fluids Consortium will develop performance-based fluid specifications that will ensure current and future vehicle technologies are supported.
There are winners and losers in the Covid-19 pandemic as the easing of lockdown allows the lubes and automotive markets to take stock and re-group.
Ahead of the 1st May first-licensing date, high demand for the new GF-6 ASTM ROBO test has led to a backlog in independent test laboratories.
The API is set to review the standards development process following the nine year development period for the lastest GF-6 spec. But the approved spec could now roll-out faster than expected across EMEA.
The much heralded, and much delayed, ILSAC GF-6 engine oil specification is finally approved and a launch date revealed. Meanwhile Japanese OEMs push specs harder.
Contined testing and communication issues delay ACEA 2018 sequences further.
OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.