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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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Ford to drop most passenger cars from N. American market

Ford will only sell two cars in North America and concentrate on SUV and truck sales.

More female buyers and more diverse car parc in UK

In-depth research from SMMT shows 21% increase in female buyers and massive model diversity over 10 years.

Toyota and Suzuki form Indian partnership

Toyota and Suzuki will mutually supply cars to the Indian market starting in 2019.

China set to hit US lubes with 25% tariff hike

A tit-for-tat tariff battle sees China responding to US legislation with proposed tax increases that would directly target US-made lubricants and base oils.

New test could help bio-lube production as Exxon boosts bio output

The ASTM has announced a test for carbonyl content that could help bio-oil producers and upgraders improve stabilitya and storage.

EPA rows back on US vehicle emissions standards

The US Environment Protection Agency has announced a reduction in the federal emissions standards, amidst push-back from individual states and positive signs of US emissions reduction.

SN Plus rolls out in busy time for sequencing

API's SN Plus licences due to roll out at the start of May 18, as ACEA starts Euro sequencing revisions, but GF-6 hits further delays.

Ford to drop most passenger cars from N. American market

Ford will only sell two cars in North America and concentrate on SUV and truck sales.

New test could help bio-lube production as Exxon boosts bio output

The ASTM has announced a test for carbonyl content that could help bio-oil producers and upgraders improve stabilitya and storage.

From electric rickshaws to Jaguar I-Pace – the OATS EV round-up

This month's stories in the EV/hybrid market include an electric rickshaw in India, Jaguar's new I-Pace, recharging highways in Sweden and Italian designer Pininfarina's entry into the luxury EV market.

SN Plus rolls out in busy time for sequencing

API's SN Plus licences due to roll out at the start of May 18, as ACEA starts Euro sequencing revisions, but GF-6 hits further delays.

EPA rows back on US vehicle emissions standards

The US Environment Protection Agency has announced a reduction in the federal emissions standards, amidst push-back from individual states and positive signs of US emissions reduction.

More female buyers and more diverse car parc in UK

In-depth research from SMMT shows 21% increase in female buyers and massive model diversity over 10 years.

Toyota and Suzuki form Indian partnership

Toyota and Suzuki will mutually supply cars to the Indian market starting in 2019.

Ford to drop most passenger cars from N. American market

Ford will only sell two cars in North America and concentrate on SUV and truck sales.

More female buyers and more diverse car parc in UK

In-depth research from SMMT shows 21% increase in female buyers and massive model diversity over 10 years.

Toyota and Suzuki form Indian partnership

Toyota and Suzuki will mutually supply cars to the Indian market starting in 2019.

China set to hit US lubes with 25% tariff hike

A tit-for-tat tariff battle sees China responding to US legislation with proposed tax increases that would directly target US-made lubricants and base oils.

New test could help bio-lube production as Exxon boosts bio output

The ASTM has announced a test for carbonyl content that could help bio-oil producers and upgraders improve stabilitya and storage.

EPA rows back on US vehicle emissions standards

The US Environment Protection Agency has announced a reduction in the federal emissions standards, amidst push-back from individual states and positive signs of US emissions reduction.

SN Plus rolls out in busy time for sequencing

API's SN Plus licences due to roll out at the start of May 18, as ACEA starts Euro sequencing revisions, but GF-6 hits further delays.

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