Petronas Lubricants has launched its iona range of e-fluids for the electric vehicle market at the Geneva Motor Show, and is part of the company’s pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions with its fluid technology.

The range of fluids includes Petronas iona Thermal battery fluid for optimised and efficient delivery of electrical energy, iona Integra for friction management (lubes) of integrated driveline systems and iona Glide bearing greases.

Petronas Lubricants International’s (PLI) managing director and group CEO, Giuseppe D’Arrigo said: “The global shift towards cleaner energy is an opportunity for us to work collaboratively to reduce CO2 emissions with fluid solutions that are accessible to all.

“In the automotive sector, original equipment manufacturers now have to adhere to increasing regulations on carbon emissions reduction. At Petronas, we are prepared and constantly evolving our fluid technology solutions to meet the challenges of the future together with our partners,” he added.

Last year, the company had pledged 75% of its research and technology investment towards innovations aimed at reducing CO2 emissions. Part of that included the launch of the new and improved Syntium with CoolTech range of lubricants which includes an offering for hybrid vehicles, a range of driveline fluids under the Tutela range, as well as ETRO+ which is a unique group III+ base oil.

An industry-wide study would be commissioned to identify the challenges and future opportunities towards advancing electric vehicle performance, and the findings will be share with its key partners at a fluid symposium hosting by PLI later this year.

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