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October 16, 2020 2:00 PM, EDT

Shell Adds E-Fluids to Portfolio

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Royal Dutch Shell announced it added Shell E-Fluids to its specialized fluids portfolio to support battery-electric and fuel-cell electric powertrains for commercial light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

The Shell E-Fluids range for commercial vehicles consists of e-transmission fluids, e-greases and battery thermal fluids.

This extension builds on the successful launch of the Shell E-Fluids range for passenger vehicles in May 2019, according to the London-based company.

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“Once added to the sealed environments of BEV or FCEV commercial vehicles, the fluids need to perform at optimum levels over the vehicle’s lifetime; this is why first fill is so important for electric vehicles,” Carlos Maurer, executive vice president of global commercial for Shell, said in a release.

“That’s why we have used Shell gas-to-liquid base oil technology for the Shell E-fluids portfolio because its low-viscosity properties allow for higher efficiency in the vehicle’s powertrain.” — Transport Topics

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