Shell, a lubricant
manufacturer has recently launched a new range of fluids specifically engineered
to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs). These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids
and E-Greases claims to
improve battery EVs performance and makes it more efficient.
This is part of
Shell’s ongoing drive to support electric mobility and offer more and cleaner
energy solutions for our customers.
As the leading global lubricants
supplier, Shell continues to explore ways to serve the world’s increasing
number of EV drivers. Shell is 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. These products are targeted
at the growing number of automotive manufacturers who are building EVs.
Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell
Lubricants India said,
“We at Shell, are dedicated to the government’s vision towards the widespread
adoption of electric vehicles in the nation. EVs are the new face of the Indian
automotive sector and are crucial to the evolving mobility space. We are proud
to innovate new E-Fluid Technologies and collaborate with industry partners
towards enabling emission free E-mobility providing accessible fluid solutions
for electric vehicles.”
Huibert Vigeveno, Executive Vice President- Global
Commercial, Shell said,
“Electric mobility is one of the solutions that will help meet growing demand
for transport in a lower-carbon world. From power generation, to
charging and now with our new range of specialised E-Fluids, Shell is serving
the needs of an increasing number of EV drivers.”
“Shell Lubricants provide the ultimate protection no matter what car you
drive. Our new 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,” Vigeveno added.
vehicles, battery EVs still needs fluids to operate. Current lubricants, which have been developed for
internal combustion engines, generally fall short of meeting the performance
requirements of high-tech EV powertrain.
E-Fluids are designed by specialised lubricant scientists based in Hamburg and
Shanghai to optimise the performance of EVs and deal with these
will help battery EVs to reduce their lifecycle emissions and to extend their
lifespans with their ultra-low viscosity properties which increase
vehicles efficiency, and outstanding ageing properties which exceeds
conventional oils. Shell has also produced a range of fluids, Shell Helix
Hybrid, which are designed to work specifically with hybrid vehicles.
With the growth of EVs at currently 40-50 per cent 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.
Hemant Sikka, President – CPO, Powerol &
Mahindra while expressing his views over the launch of the fluids
observed, “Like many other countries, India is currently undergoing a
transformation of the electric vehicle industry and at Mahindra, we have been
at the forefront of this movement. Through the partnership with Shell, this
brings together two leaders with strong technology capabilities and shared
passion for providing a great driving experience for our customers and a
sustainable future of generations to come. The launch of Shell
E-Fluids and E-Greases is a necessary step towards strengthening the electric
mobility segment by enhancing the performance and life-span of electric
vehicles. We are convinced that such initiatives will help drive forward
the future of mobility.”