Times are changing for oil companies, so will the
advent of e-lubricants and e-greases be their saviour?
Oil companies have enjoyed a boom
throughout the years in which the
internal combustion engine (ICE)
has been king. Fuel for running
vehicles and oil for keeping the
moving parts working e ciently have been
very good for business. A lucrative line in
aftermarket products has been an additional
benefi t for oil companies.
But times are changing and diversifi cation
seems like the logical way forward, which is
why the oil industry is increasingly turning
towards the electric and hybrid marketplace
to help prop up demand for conventional
oil-based products. The result is a growing
range of new e-lubricants, dedicated to the
smooth running of EVs while at the same time
trying to ease the friction over profi ts.
www.electrichybridvehicletechnology.com // January 2020 // 59
WORDS: ROB CLYMO