CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

While there has been quite a bit of focus on how electric vehicle (EV) adoption will impact demand for engine oils, much less has been said about the effect on other lubricants. With fewer machined engine parts, EVs will require significantly less metalworking fluids (MWFs) to produce than internal combustion engine vehicles. Using data from an exclusive study by the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association on the impact of EVs on lubricants, this talk will shed light on the resulting decrease in MWF demand as well as new opportunities for coolants and other fluids required for EVs, particularly in Asia.  

What do EVs have in store for MWFs?

Ann Ball | Regulatory Affairs Manager, Qualichem

While there has been quite a bit of focus on how electric vehicle (EV) adoption will impact demand for engine oils, much less has been said about the effect on other lubricants. With fewer machined engine parts, EVs will require significantly less metalworking fluids (MWFs) to produce than internal combustion engine vehicles. Using data from an exclusive study by the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association on the impact of EVs on lubricants, this talk will shed light on the resulting decrease in MWF demand as well as new opportunities for coolants and other fluids required for EVs, particularly in Asia.

 

Ann Ball

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Ball is President of the Board of Directors of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA), and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Qualichem. She began her career with Cimcool in 1988, and in the past 35 years has worked on projects or in positions in health, safety, environment, testing and compliance associated with metalworking fluids and related products. Ball holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Business from The Ohio State University.