Gulf Oil develops customised EV fluids for electric CV maker Altigreen
The first product – AGP Gear Oil – is to be available at Altigreen sales and service channels soon and will be used for the EV OEM’s cargo-transporting three-wheelers.
Gulf Oil Lubricants India, a Hinduja Group company, has signed an exclusive partnership with Altigreen for supply of EV Fluids like brake and gear oils. As a result of this tie-up, Gulf Oil will manufacture customised EV fluids for commercial electric vehicle maker Altigreen.
Altigreen, a start-up which is backed by Sixth Sense, Xponentia and Reliance, manufactures electric three-wheelers. It has over 1,000 electric three-wheelers plying on Indian roads and catering to the last-mile mobility segment.
The tie-up gives Altigreen direct access to the R&D capabilities of Gulf Oil India for building a complete portfolio of vehicle fluids optimised for EV needs. The first product – AGP Gear Oil – is to be available at Altigreen sales and service channels soon. This and other specially formulated Gulf EV Fluids will now power Altigreen’s low deck and high deck cargo electric vehicles.
Gulf introduced its wide range of EV fluids in September of last year, offering specially formulated products like Gulf Formula Hybrid for EVs and hybrid vehicles, Gulf eLEC Coolant, Gulf eLEC Driveline Fluid, and Gulf eLEC Brake Fluid.
The strategic agreement was signed between Ravi Chawla, MD and CEO, Gulf Oil India, and Dr Amitabh Saran, co-founder and CEO, Altigreen in Bengaluru on December 23.
Gulf Oil introduced its range of EV fluids in October 2021, offering specially formulated products like Gulf Formula Hybrid for EVs and hybrid vehicles, Gulf eLEC Coolant, Gulf eLEC Driveline Fluid, and Gulf eLEC Brake Fluid.
Ravi Chawla, MD and CEO, Gulf Oil Lubricants India said, “We are delighted to partner with Altigreen. This partnership highlights commitment from both brands to help India achieve environmental targets partly through the progress on electrification of vehicles by the year 2030. With every OEM partnership, Gulf as a lubricant brand understands the changing demands of EVs and develops products that will go a long way. Through this collective work towards the development of the E-mobility ecosystem, Gulf is optimistic about providing significant solutions for the performance and efficiency of EVs.”
Dr. Amitabh Saran, Co-founder and CEO, Altigreen, said, “Altigreen is determined to change the way three-wheeler electric cargo vehicles are manufactured and experienced in India. Our partnership with Gulf for its extensive line of specially formulated high-end EV Fluids will provide our customers and end-users with advanced solutions that further improve the efficiency and driveability of EVs. These EV fluids will provide optimum levels of lubrication ensuring increased durability of e-axle components.”
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