Chevron Oronite announced achieving an important milestone by receiving the first dexos1™:2015 approval from General Motors (GM) for their additive technology used in its newly released OLOA® 55516 product.
Chevron Oronite Company LLC is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., U.S.A.
“Building on our legacy of strong PCMO technology, OLOA 55516 is ready to deliver the latest dexos1 performance requirements while simultaneously meeting ILSAC GF-5 and API SN standards,” said Barbara Smith, vice-president, Products and Technology, Chevron Oronite. GM’s new specification requires additional performance and robustness that will help provide fuel economy efficiencies, improved turbocharger performance and reduce stochastic pre-ignition (SPI) events in direct injected small displacement gasoline engines.
“Oronite is fully committed to delivering innovative solutions globally to meet performance needs of current and new engine hardware technologies. With this dexos1:2015 approval, we are pleased to be the first to meet GM’s engine oil needs for their next generation gasoline-powered hardware,” said Teri Crosby, global product line manager, Automotive Engine Oils.
“Oronite is proud to have developed and qualified a robust product to help meet GM’s needs through a collaborative effort with many parties to reach the finish line,” said Oronite’s Global Project Manager who is leading Oronite’s GF-6/dexos1 developments, Kaustav Sinha.
Current dexos1:2010 licenses will expire by Dec. 31, 2016.