Need to Define NEV Fluid Standards
New Energy Vehicles (NEV) are the future in automotive technology. The application of NEV Technologies varies but there is a general requirement that systems be effectively cooled and lubricated to maintain the designed service life. API is working to establish a partnership within the OEM and lubricant industry to assure fluid performance standards are effective and available to meet the NEV equipment designs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dennis Bachelder is currently a Senior Engineer in the Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS) at the American Petroleum Institute (API). His background includes lubricant development and evaluation, engine testing, additive package development and lubricant product line management.
In the past, he worked for engine manufacturers including General Electric, Teledyne Continental Motors Inc., and Fairbanks Morse/SEMT Pielstick setting Lubricant Standards. He helped develop engine tests to evaluate the performance of engine oils for gasoline and diesel fueled engines. He currently works to maintain API 1509 and progress the development of new passenger car and heavy duty engine oil standards.
Bachelder has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.