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Evolving Lubricants in Electric Cars

    Posted by Arun Dagar On 04-Feb-2022 03:58 AM

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Electric vehicles in the automotive industry has changed the game in many ways: technology has changed, production methods have changed, refuelling to charging, design of the car among many others. One of those things that has also undergone changes are the lubricants or fluids that keep engines, drivelines and motors running smooth.

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In conventional cars, a mixture of water and glycol works as anti-freeze and cools the engine while there are a range of oils, formulated for every particular task that lubricates the engine, transmission, axles.

EVs are a different game all-together, with no engines or ignition mechanism, there are no combustion items and no very high temperature areas of interest like ignition chambers, thus reducing lubricating necessities. EV transmissions, actually need greasing up whereas engines actually need cooling, however, as do batteries and power hardware. In reality they need more than simple cooling: they need finely tuned warm supervision to secure them. It's a region oil brands are progressively zeroing in on as a wellspring of business as ICE disappears at a rapid pace.

With direct cooling, the lubricant is in direct contact with electrical parts like circuit sheets, in addition to seals and copper and plastic parts; and for that to occur without causing a gigantic power failure, the liquid should be dielectric, i.e., unequipped for leading power.

Charging at a fast rate could be made considerably easier as well as faster, if the battery cooling process is improved by use of high quality, specialised lubricants. Currently the pace of electric vehicle charging is flawed as the fast charging works for less time and the charging speed continues to drop due to the danger of overheated battery. If the fast-charging abilities of EVs is kept constant for the duration of their charging, the time for fully charging vehicles could come down drastically. This will definitely help in making EVs more sustainable and lucrative for skeptics.

The upcoming 10 years promises to offer great technological advances and even companies developing lubricants for vehicles have time to do scientific research in this department than simply further developing battery-cell innovation.