Driving Efficiency

As electric vehicles leave the warm embrace of early adopters and start to enter the mass market, winning at efficiency will help OEMs increase their competitive edge and find a potential path to profitability. As the holy grail of electric propulsion, efficiency can extend the driving range or enable the use of smaller and cheaper battery packs. Efficiency might not sound all that exhilarating when marketing cars, but its consumer appeal is undeniable when the benefit is lower prices and faster charging. Each OEM’s hardware and conditions have unique responses, which in turn demand close collaboration to optimize the system.

What is really driving EV efficiency? The answer might not be what you think.

In the article below, Afton unpacks the contribution made by additives and base oils and shares some of the latest findings that could make efficiency gains in eAxles. 

This article was published in the October 2022 edition of Transmission Technology International Magazine.

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