Gulf Oil launches e-fluids for hybrid and electric cars in India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 22 Oct 2021


Gulf Oil International, part of the Hinduja Group, has launched a range of e-fluids for hybrid and electric passenger vehicles in India. These products were introduced in the international markets including Europe, Middle East and China earlier this year. Now Gulf Oil Lubricants India is launching them in the Indian market.

According to the lube major company, the e-fluids are specially formulated to enhance vehicle performance and safety. While Gulf eLEC Brake fluids are designed to enhance the brake system and protect from corrosion, eLEC Coolant will keep EV batteries cool under extreme conditions. Meanwhile, Gulf eLEC Driveline Fluid is designed for a wide range of applications, including wet / dry, single- and multi-speed transmissions in rear axles and transaxles of electric cars. Gulf Oil India says eLEC Driveline Fluid’s “special formula ensures excellent electrical properties in both fresh and aged oil and is most suitable for applications where the axle fluid is in direct contact with electrical components.”

Commenting on the new product launch, Ravi Chawla, MD and CEO, Gulf Oil Lubricants India said, “There is a change in demand in the automotive industry over the past few years due to constant evolution, technological disruption and policy reforms. Hence, the consequent development in EV space is evident and is foreseen to grow at a fast pace. Gulf Oil has always been at the forefront of superior technology and ever-evolving innovations to produce world-class products to cater to the growing and changing demands of customers. We, at Gulf, are focused to build accessible solutions to help build a sustainable future of mobility. We will soon be engaging with OEMs across various segments with our range of product offerings.”

David Hall, Vice President Research and Technology, Gulf Oil International said, “Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) require lubricant type fluids, in fact they require very special fluids and that’s what we have developed at Gulf. EV transmission operates at higher speed and temperatures than transmission in a conventional vehicle. These transmissions contain imbedded electrical and electronic components such as E-motors and power electronics which needs to be cooled and protected. It contains sealing and coating materials that need to be maintained. The fluids exhibits cooling and high electrical resistance properties in order to prevent breakdown. E-fluids are a fine balancing act of chemistry and physics. We, at Gulf, are proud to introduce these product technology in India, which is a major market for OEMs and electric vehicle.”