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ATIEL launches new Compliance Policy

Policy set to firm-up standards compliance for lubes marketers, based on EELQMS.

PSA buys GM's European operations

French car maker buys European manufacturing and brands from US auto giant.

Product fragmentation means more competitive global lubes market

New research from Transparency shows that products from regional lubes makers will increase pressure on an auto lubes market set to be worth $79bn by 2024.

ACEA reveals latest sequences as ATIEL updates Code of Practice

The 2016 ACEA oil sequences are released in conjunction with the ATIEL's 20th Edition Code of Practice.

EU criticises emission reg delays as VW gets all-clear for fix

The European Parliament has criticised a number of countries for dragging their feet over new emissions regulations. Meanwhile VW has been given the go-ahead to repair rigged software.

AV market could top $560bn as Volvo joins with Uber

The overall Autonomous vehicle market could accelerate to become a $560bn industry. Volvo has now signed a deal to develop vehicles with Uber.

Global lubricants demand to continue rising

Annual global lubes and Russian auto lube demand is set to rise to over the next few years according to new reports, with Asia driving manufacturing demand.

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View From The Bridge - November 2017

Emissions and homologation regulations are setting a moving target for OEMs, fuel and lubes producers to hit over the next few years. How will they respond?

Shell's opens giant production plant - third largest in the world

Shell has opened a 10-hectare integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore.

Positive Q3 results 2017

Almost all oil majors are reporting increased sales and profits.

GF-6 tests near to completion but delays inevitable

The ILSAC GF-6 engine oil upgrade tests appear to be largely on track, but some delays mean a 2020 introduction is likely

Bumps in the road for EVs

It's not all smooth roads ahead for the future of Electric Vehicles, according to OATS' latest EV round-up

Saudi vehicle sales could rise with new women drivers

Saudi Arabia could see 60,000 new vehicle sales per year with the removal of the ban on women drivers.

Bloodhound blasts to 200mph

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car has reached another milestone as it blasted to more than 200mph (322kmh) in its first rolling tests in the UK.

Water could be new lubricant of the future

Specialty lubricants could be revolutionised by a new water-based lubricant developed by Kluber Lubrication.

Shell's opens giant production plant - third largest in the world

Shell has opened a 10-hectare integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore.

Bumps in the road for EVs

It's not all smooth roads ahead for the future of Electric Vehicles, according to OATS' latest EV round-up

Positive Q3 results 2017

Almost all oil majors are reporting increased sales and profits.

GF-6 tests near to completion but delays inevitable

The ILSAC GF-6 engine oil upgrade tests appear to be largely on track, but some delays mean a 2020 introduction is likely

Automotive marketing - from the practical to the surreal

The automotive industry maintains innovation in its marketing with some pragmatic online innovation and some surreal advertising.

Bloodhound blasts to 200mph

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car has reached another milestone as it blasted to more than 200mph (322kmh) in its first rolling tests in the UK.

View From The Bridge - November 2017

Emissions and homologation regulations are setting a moving target for OEMs, fuel and lubes producers to hit over the next few years. How will they respond?

Shell's opens giant production plant - third largest in the world

Shell has opened a 10-hectare integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore.

Positive Q3 results 2017

Almost all oil majors are reporting increased sales and profits.

GF-6 tests near to completion but delays inevitable

The ILSAC GF-6 engine oil upgrade tests appear to be largely on track, but some delays mean a 2020 introduction is likely

Bumps in the road for EVs

It's not all smooth roads ahead for the future of Electric Vehicles, according to OATS' latest EV round-up

Saudi vehicle sales could rise with new women drivers

Saudi Arabia could see 60,000 new vehicle sales per year with the removal of the ban on women drivers.

Bloodhound blasts to 200mph

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car has reached another milestone as it blasted to more than 200mph (322kmh) in its first rolling tests in the UK.

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