Eroding profits and tought legislation have hit the Indian diesel vehicle industry, with consumers also showing price sensitivity.
As the lubes industry continues to grow, the influence of a fragile global economy and unpredictable political outcomes in Europe and elsewhere may yet derail the positive market.
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.
Molecule or Marketing - which will be more important for the Lubes Industry as chemistry becomes increasingly standardised to meet stringent emissions regulations?
A Frost & Sullivan highlights the cost benefits of hitting the tough Euro emissions targets after analysing nine OEMs for potential compliance.
India will be jumping from Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) to BS VI in 2020 in an effort to significantly reduce CO2 Emissions.
VW will propose fitting a new catalytic converter system that could to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests.
Is the VW crisis the auto-industry's Deepwater Horizon and will it prove to be a turning point? What role will lubricants play in helping meet the increasing environmental pressures now being placed on the auto sector?
Automobili Lamborghini Sant’Agata Bolognese factory is the first company to get Co2 neutral certification.
US regulators have proposed new plans for lorries and vans to cut emissions to 2027.
Member of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are making progress in reducing carbon emissions.
Stringent requirements are causing truck production to slide, but DEF solutions to grow
PSA Peugeot Citroën is first in reducing emissions at end-2014 in Europe, with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2 per kilometre, compared with an average of 123.7 grams for the European market.
The imbalance of the North American and European markets legislation is causing concern for off-highway OEMs and technology suppliers.
A slowing global economy could impact on a lubes industry also under pressure from the drive for fuel consumption and emissions reduction, while developing nations have mixed results in the battle for lubes production self-sufficiency.
EU regulators are trying to close loopholes in fuel saving and emissions credentials, while MIT reveals fall in US fuel consumption for light vehicles.
Diana Shen's insightful presentation on China's clean air crisis and it's impact on the lubricants and energy industries.
New European Commission regulation on emissions for trucks and buses has met with criticism from trade bodies
The Municipality brought in the new regulations on April 30th, four years ahead of schedule
China's economic growth has significant bonuses for the lubes and automotive industries but could be constrained by the challenges of pollution and emissions control. Domestic manufacturers could fail in the EV sector against overseas rivals.
China's economic growth remains something for the rest of the world to aspire to, however, pollution is another matter. China's national lubes makers are under increasing pressure to enhance their product and reduce auto pollution.
Caterpillar has announced its strategy for resale of Tier 4 Interim products in less regulated countries.
PSA is set to launch its new battery-free petrol car technology but is looking for a new partner to help meet the 2016 production schedule.
In an attempt to curb pollution, new gasoline standards will come online on the first of January next year
An internal combustion engine has been developed that emits less than half the CO2 of a regular engine.
New research on "low-temperature combustion" (LTC) could lead auto manufacturers and consumers to broader use of cleaner diesel engines.
Nation spends multi-trillion Yuan budget on massive clean-up initiative
Chinese cities stung into action by recent emissions reports
New emissions regs could have significant effect on Chinese lubes production and consumption
Beijing's smog problem is reaching dangerous levels, but should the government be looking to the automotive and oil industries to solve the problem?
Signs of improved confidence in the US economy could rub-off on the rest of the world despite gloomy short-term predictions. What will CAFE and other emissions standards do to the lubes economy?
The emissions catalyst market is set to benefit significantly as global passenger car sales continue to grow over the next five years say new reports.
A comprehensive summary of the 3-day Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum held in Beijing at the end of March 2012.
The European Commission has published its White Paper on Tranport, setting goals for the EU to 2050.
George Ports Authority announces very positive results for diesel additives study to show fuel and emissions savings
Big promises at the Climate Change conference, but what impact on fuel and lubes? Algae based fuel for the US Navy; new fluid power research shows promise; and there are innovations in lubricants and transmissions.
President Obama's efficiency and energy legislation gains mixed support, whilst carbon capture and storage causes heated debate. New wood dissolving methods could help biofuels and Volvo looks set for battery power.
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