IOC launches new engine oils tailor made for BS-VI vehicles
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IOC launches new engine oils tailor made for BS-VI vehicles

State-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has launched two new premium engine oils specifically designed to meet the requirements of vehicles that comply with Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standards.

Bharat Stage VI, which is equivalent to Euro VI emission standards, was implemented last year in India to regulate the output of air pollutants in compression-ignition engines and spark-ignition engines.

SERVO Greenmile meets API SN passenger car motor oil (PCMO) specifications and is available in SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade. SERVO Raftaar meets API CK-4 heavy-duty diesel motor oil (HDMO) specifications and is available in SAE 15W-40 viscosity grade. Both products help reduce carbon footprint by 10%, according to Indian Oil Corp.

Launching these two motor oil products, IOC Chairman S.M. Vaidya said, “At IndianOil, we recognise that the expansion of the bouquet of our green offerings is essential to enhance our business competitiveness in a market that is now being driven by sustainable priorities. Most of our recent product launches mark our unwavering focus on going green while achieving performance improvements.”

“The newly launched SERVO Greenmile and SERVO Raftaar reflect IndianOil’s strong environmental conscience and our focus on innovation. The two new eco-friendly engine oils will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle users. SERVO Greenmile isa premium engine oil for new generation petrol cars and SUVs, whereas SERVO Raftaar will enhance the driving experience for diesel vehicles while meeting the latest national and international standards,” he added.

While SERVO Greenmile was tailor made for BS-VI vehicles, it is backward compatible with older vehicle models, which is a general requirement of all new API specs, unless specifically stated otherwise. API SN products were first licensed in October 2010, with the supplement called API SN Plus following in May 2018.

IOC also emphasized that “SERVO Greenmile is a longer life oil designed to provide improved high-temperature deposit protection for pistons, more stringent sludge control, enhanced emission control system compatibility, seal compatibility, and protection of engines operating on ethanol-blended fuels.”

India plans to achieve 10% ethanol blending in petrol by 2021-22 and 20% by 2023-24.

API CK-4 which replaced API CJ-4 was first licensed in December 2016 and is backward compatible with most applications where engine manufacturers recommend API CJ-4.