API is to form a New Energy Vehicle Fluids Working Group to consider standards for NEV fluids.
A supplement to the API SN standard has been proposed to provide additional protection against low-speed pre-ignition for turbocharged direct injection gasoline-powered vehicles.
API has started work on PC-12, a new heavy-duty engine oil standard to meet fuel economy and emissions and forthcoming engine technology.
The International Fluids Consortium will develop performance-based fluid specifications that will ensure current and future vehicle technologies are supported.
The American Petroleum Institute has announced the start of the 2021 cycle.
There are winners and losers in the Covid-19 pandemic as the easing of lockdown allows the lubes and automotive markets to take stock and re-group.
Ahead of the 1st May first-licensing date, high demand for the new GF-6 ASTM ROBO test has led to a backlog in independent test laboratories.
The API is set to review the standards development process following the nine year development period for the lastest GF-6 spec. But the approved spec could now roll-out faster than expected across EMEA.
The much heralded, and much delayed, ILSAC GF-6 engine oil specification is finally approved and a launch date revealed. Meanwhile Japanese OEMs push specs harder.
Contined testing and communication issues delay ACEA 2018 sequences further.