New passenger car emissions legislation and fuel efficiency requirements are driving the need for higher performance lubricant technology

The total number of passenger cars in use worldwide reached 1 billion for the first time in 2017 and is forecast to grow to over 2 billion by 2030

The total number of passenger cars in China increased from 59 million in 2010 to over 200 million in 2017

Passenger Car News and Insight

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Modern Passenger Car Engine Lubricants

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Modern Passenger Car Engine Lubricants

The demand for passenger cars continues to grow in every continent across the world. Colin Morton, Business Manager, Passenger Cars, ... Read More
SAE J306 Specification: What's Changed?

SAE J306 Specification: What’s Changed?

Automotive gear oil specification SAE J306 was recently revised. In this video, Will Barton, Technology Manager, and Rachael Hitchcock, Product ... Read More
Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI): What's Really Going On?

Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI): What’s Really Going On?

As gasoline engine manufacturers have continued to optimize their engines for maximum efficiency and minimum emissions, a phenomenon called Low-Speed ... Read More
Lubrizol 360 Podcast: LSPI & Why Oil Specs are Changing

Lubrizol 360 Podcast: LSPI & Why Oil Specs are Changing

Lubrizol business manager, Martin Birze, and PhD chemist, Matt Gieselman, discuss LSPI and why oil specs are changing ... Read More
What Does the Electrified Future Hold?

What Does the Electrified Future Hold?

The future of electric vehicles raises some important questions. We answer some of them here ... Read More
Preparing for ILSAC GF-6

Preparing for ILSAC GF-6

A new motor oil standard, ILSAC GF-6, is being introduced into the marketplace. In this video, we look at what ... Read More

Electric vs. Electrified Vehicles—an Important Difference

“Electric” versus “Electrified” vehicles—what’s the difference? And why does it matter? ... Read More

SAE J306: A Closer Look

The SAE J306 standard is critical when it comes to improving efficiency across all parts of the vehicle. Here, we ... Read More

Hybridization and the Ghost of Aunt Minnie

What are some of the implicit demands in hybrid vehicles? We look at some hints from the history of engine ... Read More

Why are Low HTHS Viscosity Specifications Being Introduced?

Industry and OEM specifications relating to high temperature high shear viscosity have evolved over the years, learn more here ... Read More

ACEA European Oil Sequences Update

The targeted release date for the next ACEA Oil Sequences has been pushed back to 2020. Here we explain the ... Read More

Why HTHS Viscosity Matters

HTHS viscosity is fast becoming synonymous with increased fuel efficiency. Here we explain why ... Read More

How Lubricants Can Reduce Emissions

Keith Howard, Strategic Technology Manager Ping Zhu, Director of Technology, Asia In previous articles, we touched on how high performance ... Read More

The Last-Mile Delivery Challenge

What is last-mile delivery? And why is it an increasingly important issue in today’s society? We explore the implications here ... Read More