Infineum launches broad portfolio of additives for EV fluids
UK-based global additive supplier Infineum has announced the launch of a broad portfolio of dedicated e-mobility fluids, covering all of the major hybrid and full battery electric vehicle models and tailored for every type of electrified transmission application.
Infineum claims its technology is “first-to-market” additives for electric vehicle fluids “is setting the e-fluids benchmark with next generation products.”
“Infineum has always maintained close cooperation with world-leading OEM and transmission manufacturers to ensure that our additive formulations can be used to help the industry meet the ever increasing hardware technical challenges,” said Infineum’s Sustainability and Business Growth Director Maurizio Abbondanza.
Focus is shifting to electrification
The automotive industry’s focus is shifting to electrification. However different types of electrification, from full battery electric to hybrid options, bring distinct challenges and opportunities for lubricant and transmission fluid developments. E-fluids must balance the need to maintain outstanding gear and bearing protection, cleanliness and performance while meeting new e-specific requirements.
According to Infineum, its new generation of step-out e-fluid additives offer enhanced electrical properties, materials compatibility and heat transfer performance that electrified vehicles demand. Its new ultra-low viscosity e-fluid additives for full battery electric vehicles “takes us into the next e-generation,” the company said.
“We started working on electrification over 20 years ago as the first hybrid vehicle began to penetrate the market, and we have been perfecting and evolving our technology since then. With proven world-wide field performance of more than 800 billion miles with e-motors, Infineum’s e-specific fluids will continue to protect the very latest electrified vehicles,” said Abbondanza.
Infineum is a specialty chemicals company whose purpose is to create a sustainable future through innovative chemistry. A joint venture between Shell and Exxon Mobil, Infineum is one of the world leaders in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels with operations and production facilities worldwide. For more details, please visit www.infineum.com.