Rapidly evolving powertrain strategies are requiring a new generation of sophisticated, tailor-made lubricants within ever-tightening deadlines. Within the last 10 years, Europe (and to some extent America) has gone through a boom-and-bust cycle with diesel, the Chinese market has swollen exponentially, and electrification is very quickly becoming mainstream. But conventional combustion engine technology is evolving too, with the increasing popularity of gasoline direct-injection (GDI) systems and new challenges are developing more quickly than regulations. Afton Chemical’s eMobility Marketing Manager, Adam Banks was interviewed alongside other professionals to give his view on how the market has changed over the years and how suppliers are keeping pace.
Featured in the January 2021 addition of Engine + Powertrain Technology International Magazine.