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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 - Sept 18

OEM lubricant loyalty, tightening emissions standards and the rise and rise of digital vehicle sales are covered in this VFTB.

Michelin aims for sustainable tyres using wood

Michelin is planning to introduce wood into tyres and develop 3D printing technology in a move away from oil-based manufacture.

OEM genuine oil consumption projected to grow

Kline Report says OEM genuine oil consumption is projected to grow as a result of consumer brand loyalty and automakers aiming to increase aftermarket service share.

Lubes industry could be caught in US-China trade war

China may produce more vehicles because of tariff stand-off with US, with the lubes and additives markets being caught in the crossfire.

EV round-up

UK legislation and funding in EVs takes significant steps forward, while Tesla and independent automakers bring new models to the global market.

New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) replacement discrepancies revealed

JATO Dynamics data reveals potentially costly discrepancies between NEDC and the replacement WLTP tests.

Government announces China 6 Emissions Standard

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has announced that the China 6 Emissions Standard for Light-duty Vehicles (LDV) will come into force on July 1, 2020.

OEM genuine oil consumption projected to grow

Kline Report says OEM genuine oil consumption is projected to grow as a result of consumer brand loyalty and automakers aiming to increase aftermarket service share.

Lubes industry could be caught in US-China trade war

China may produce more vehicles because of tariff stand-off with US, with the lubes and additives markets being caught in the crossfire.

Michelin aims for sustainable tyres using wood

Michelin is planning to introduce wood into tyres and develop 3D printing technology in a move away from oil-based manufacture.

Digital purchases on the rise for new and used vehicles

US-based Manheim Marketplace achieved record used-vehicle sales growth across its digital channels in the first half of 2018, but China leads the way for digital innovation.

EV round-up

UK legislation and funding in EVs takes significant steps forward, while Tesla and independent automakers bring new models to the global market.

Government announces China 6 Emissions Standard

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has announced that the China 6 Emissions Standard for Light-duty Vehicles (LDV) will come into force on July 1, 2020.

New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) replacement discrepancies revealed

JATO Dynamics data reveals potentially costly discrepancies between NEDC and the replacement WLTP tests.

View From The Bridge - Sept 18

OEM lubricant loyalty, tightening emissions standards and the rise and rise of digital vehicle sales are covered in this VFTB.

Michelin aims for sustainable tyres using wood

Michelin is planning to introduce wood into tyres and develop 3D printing technology in a move away from oil-based manufacture.

OEM genuine oil consumption projected to grow

Kline Report says OEM genuine oil consumption is projected to grow as a result of consumer brand loyalty and automakers aiming to increase aftermarket service share.

Lubes industry could be caught in US-China trade war

China may produce more vehicles because of tariff stand-off with US, with the lubes and additives markets being caught in the crossfire.

EV round-up

UK legislation and funding in EVs takes significant steps forward, while Tesla and independent automakers bring new models to the global market.

New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) replacement discrepancies revealed

JATO Dynamics data reveals potentially costly discrepancies between NEDC and the replacement WLTP tests.

Government announces China 6 Emissions Standard

China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has announced that the China 6 Emissions Standard for Light-duty Vehicles (LDV) will come into force on July 1, 2020.

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