Gulf Oil to supply EV fluids to Piaggio and Switch Mobility
Gulf Oil Lubricants, which is part of the Hinduja Group and headquartered in Mumbai, India, announced an exclusive partnership with Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), the leader in India’s three-wheeler cargo vehicle segment, and Switch Mobility, a subsidiary of Indian company Ashok Leyland, for a special range of electric vehicle (EV) fluids.
Gulf Oil introduced its wide range of EV fluids in September 2021, offering specially formulated products such as Gulf Formula Hybrid for EVs and hybrid vehicles as well as Gulf eLEC Coolant, Gulf eLEC Driveline Fluid, and Gulf eLEC Brake Fluid.
The launch of their partnership was graced with the presence of Gulf Oil Chairman Sanjay Hinduja, and ace cricketer and brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Through this partnership, Piaggio Vehicles and Switch Mobility will have direct access to the complete range of EV fluids under Gulf Oil’s portfolio. These EV fluids will be used by Piaggio’s EV passenger and cargo variants and Switch Mobility’s EV variants like Switch EiV 12 and Switch EiV 22 exclusively.
“Urban mobility is rapidly changing. Switch is at the forefront of achieving net zero through cutting edge technology. We bring in efficiency, technology and best-in-class total cost of operations through our products Switch EiV 12 and Switch EiV 22. Our partnership with Gulf Oil towards developing Gulf ElecMax, a range of high-performance EV fluids will offer our customers and end-users superlative performance that suits the intended usage patterns. We will continue to enhance our association with Gulf Oil, to cover the entire spectrum of our product offerings,” said Mahesh Babu, CEO, Switch India, and COO, Switch Mobility Ltd.
“We have a successful association with Gulf Oil for a wide range of lubricants for our ICE Vehicles. We are working with Gulf Oil for the EV variants to provide high-performance solutions to our customers. We are hopeful of a long association that adds momentum to the EV adoption journey in India,” said Diego Graffi, chairman and managing director, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited.
“As the automotive industry adds a new chapter with electric mobility, being the leading technology player in the lubricant space, it is our responsibility to drive the industry, and to develop segment leading products to support the EV sector. Acceptance of our products by marquee players like Piaggio Vehicles and Switch Mobility further augments our commitment to develop cutting edge products for the EV sector,” said Hinduja.
“This is a testament of best-in-class product offering that will deliver superior performance to the Piaggio Vehicles’ 3-wheeler EV transmission. Our product offering for Switch Mobility will deliver unmatched performance to their electric buses through an entire range which includes coolants and transmission fluids,” said Ravi Chawla, managing director and CEO of Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd.