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

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Impact of High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) Viscosity

Impact of High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) Viscosity

One of the ways to achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is through the use of ... Read More
The New Renault RN17 Specification

The New Renault RN17 Specification

Renault has simplified their list of specifications by replacing their older specifications, RN700 and RN710, with RN17—the latest 5W-30 mid ... Read More
Lubrizol 360 podcast

Lubrizol 360 Podcast: Servicing Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Lubrizol business manager, Martin Birze, and PhD product manager, My Hang Truong, the service and maintenance implications of the growing ... Read More
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 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?

The future of electric vehicles raises some important questions. We answer some of them here ... Read More

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
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