Re-evaluating Hybrid Fluid Chemistries
As shifting Chinese legislation rekindles the focus on hybrid solutions, investment in dedicated hybrid transmissions (DHTs) is increasing again. Alongside legislated emissions reduction, consumers are demanding good fuel economy from their hybrid vehicles and this has added impetus to DHT development. Designing a DHT from the ground up is a perfect opportunity for OEMs to revisit first principles and optimize the entire system, which includes more than just hardware. DHTs require specialist transmission fluids for optimum performance and maintaining the right balance, a hybrid fluid formulation needs to focus even more closely on the types of additives being used.
Afton is spearheading a fresh approach to formulation: rooted in tradition yet shooting firmly for the future. With the expertise to balance wear protection and friction characteristics within an electrified environment, Afton can help to unlock the full potential of next generation DHT designs. All ensuring that the fluids have the sufficient performance reserve to remain relevant as the industry races onwards.