Lubes industry and OEM collaboration are the focus of this month's View from the Bridge, although there's also some tension between two oil majors over product claims.
Toyota and Suzuki will mutually supply cars to the Indian market starting in 2019.
The latest news on EVs.
The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.
OEMS are investing heavily in EVs with Volvo planning to go all-electric, Toyota splitting from Tesla to speed development and SAIC-GM investing billions.
The global legislative drive to reduce the burn of fossil fuels and enhance air quality is setting challenges for the lubricants industry as OEMs are forced to seek alternative power sources for vehicles and other modes of transport. How the industry responds will be critical over the next few years.
Japanese manufacturer accepts China pressure on EV development as VW announces new all-electric model.
Nissan becomes Mitsubishi's largest shareholder while Suzuki and Toyota explore business partnership
NEV sales grow as automakers continue to expand their hybrid ranges
A Frost & Sullivan highlights the cost benefits of hitting the tough Euro emissions targets after analysing nine OEMs for potential compliance.