Shell has launched a new range of fluids designed to work specifically in battery electric vehicles that includes e-transmission fluids, e-thermal fluids and e-greases. Shell has been working closely with automotive and component manufacturers to engineer these “first fill” fluids that effectively and efficiently meet a broad range of battery EV performance requirements.Shell has also produced a range of fluids, Shell Helix Hybrid, which are designed to work specifically with hybrid vehicles, claims the company.
With the growth of EVs at currently 40-50% per year, and with the International Energy Agency anticipating that, by 2040, there may be 280 million EVs on the road, Shell E-Fluids cater for a growing need among consumers and automotive manufactures to improve and protect their vehicles. Shell’s e-fluids have been designed by specialised lubricant scientists based in Hamburg and Shanghai to optimise the performance of EVs and deal with these challenges. e-fluids will help battery EVs reduce their lifecycle emissions and extend their lifespans due to their ultra-low viscosity properties which increase vehicles efficiency, and ageing properties which exceed conventional oils, the company noted.
Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India, said EVs are the new face of the Indian automotive sector and are crucial to the evolving mobility space and the company is collaborating with industry partners to enable emission free e-mobility, providing accessible fluid solutions for electric vehicles.
Huibert Vigeveno, Executive Vice President of Global Commercial, Shell, said e-fluids are the result of significant investment in R&D, partnering with car manufacturers around the world to improve vehicle performance, extend their range and increase their lifespans.