The global legislative drive to reduce the burn of fossil fuels and enhance air quality is setting challenges for the lubricants industry as OEMs are forced to seek alternative power sources for vehicles and other modes of transport. How the industry responds will be critical over the next few years.
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.
The German carmaker sees sales growing in the crucial Chinese market as group Q1 results are positive, although VW brand takes a hit.
VW will propose fitting a new catalytic converter system that could to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests.
Despite being sued by a local environmental group, VW remains committed to the growing market
Masternaut are launching an OEM fuel economy database while Peugeot-Citroen will publish real-world fuel economy figures.
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?
Expansion may slow but the German car giant is still bullish on China long-term
German automaker set to double production over next five years
VW has taken a controlling stake in Porsche as the German Group continues to grow its worldwide market
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