21 – 23 May 2019   |   Moscow, Russia

Total launches new line of fluids for electric, hybrid vehicles

Posted by GBC on 25-01-2019

Source: Total

Total is consolidating its position as key player in electric mobility by launching today an innovative line of fluids for electric and hybrid vehicles. Produced thanks to important efforts of the Group’s R&D teams, these products have been specially developed to meet the cooling and lubrication needs of the various components of these new types of engines and to ensure that they remain in peak condition throughout their lifetime – the company announced on its website

Through extensive research efforts, we are proud to have developed products that align with the new needs of electric mobility. Integrated before the vehicles leave the factories, these high-performance fluids will accompany them throughout their service lives, benefitting all our customers: parts manufacturers, automakers and end users. This project illustrates our technical excellence and our ability to anticipate and innovate, which we leverage for a sustainable and performing mobility – explains Philippe Charleux, Senior Vice President Lubricants and Specialities at Total.

These lines were developed to provide a better solution for the specific issues linked to engines and transmissions with high rotation speeds, and the need to control heat exchange in electric batteries.

Total researchers focused their research and development efforts for these fluids on four main characteristics, required by any electric or hybrid application:

  • Dielectric properties, essential to any usage with electric current
  • Compatibility with new electrification components, helping to prevent the corrosion of copper coils in electric engines and protect their polymer coatings
  • A solution for the temperature constraints specific to electric models: rapid calorific evacuation during major accelerations or fast charges, thermal management for batteries, etc.
  • Conventional lubrication services for transmissions to protect their mechanical components, maintain optimal friction properties and ensure vehicles efficiency over time

Alexey Klepikov Head of Technical & Industrial Department of Total Vostok joined CIS Base Oils and Lubricants Advisory Board and will attend the conference in Moscow (21-23 May)