EV Fluids : TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID

New TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID Ranges for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

 

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Today's environmental challenges and the resulting regulations are forcing the automotive industry to innovate constantly while responding to user expectations for quality and performance.

At Total Lubrifiants, we have always worked hand in hand with our customers to develop tailored solutions that meet their specific needs and guarantee optimum operation and maintenance for their vehicles and equipment.

As a trusted partner to car manufacturers, Total Lubrifiants aims to become the responsible energy major. This explains our longstanding commitment to delivering technical, people-oriented solutions and sustainable performance. Our goal is to promote cleaner mobility that is better for both people and the environment.

After several months of R&D, we are very proud to have developed two new, highly innovative product ranges that meet vehicle manufacturers’ needs and will help them design increasingly efficient electric and hybrid vehicles. These high-performance fluids can keep vehicles running smoothly from the time they roll off the assembly line to the end of their useful lives.

 

The Challenges of the Fast-Growing Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Market

 

The Automotive Industry's Approach to Green Energies and Alternative Powertrains

The energy transition is now clearly under way and regulatory constraints are impacting the automotive industry like never before, requiring non-stop innovation.

With the growing concern over tailpipe emissions prompting stricter standards for carbon dioxide and pollutants like nitrogen oxides, unburned hydrocarbons and particulates, hybrid and electric vehicles are no longer on the fringe. On the contrary, they represent the next big wave of automotive technology.

Battery costs have declined 75% over the past five years and next-generation powertrains are offering improved performance. The automotive industry has taken assertive action to capture the trend and is devoting virtually all of its R&D spend to electric vehicles (EVs).

 

Electric Vehicles, the Market of the Future

There were around three million EVs on the road worldwide in 2017. According to various scenarios, EV sales are expected to account for between 10 and 50% of the light vehicle market by 2030. Some carmakers have even announced that they plan to stop manufacturing diesel models altogether. These forecasts can only be met if electric-powered vehicles considerably improve their performance in terms of driving range and charging speed.

Fluids have not been a key concern in hybrid and electric vehicle design until now, but today manufacturers are looking for new products to help them keep up with changing requirements. Not only are these fluids essentials for lubricating and cooling the new types of powertrains and transmissions, but they are also needed to regulate the temperature of the vehicle's battery and power electronics.

TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID: Two New Ranges for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

 

In a world first and following several months of R&D, Total Lubrifiants, a major player in the global lubricants market, launched two fluid ranges specially designed to meet the needs of hybrid and electric vehicles: TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID for light vehicles and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID for heavy vehicles.

As hybrids and EVs become increasingly powerful and their battery ranges and charging speeds improve, standard fluids are unable to keep up in terms of robustness, heat resistance and cooling capacity.

TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID are the first fluid ranges in the market that respond to these vehicles' specific requirements, as well as to their related electrical, thermal and friction constraints.

 

Responding to Vehicle Manufacturers' Innovation Needs and the Challenges of a Changing Industry

In light of the profound changes shaping the automotive industry and the major political and economic stakes involved, Total Lubrifiants anticipated emerging market needs early on and started developing new types of fluids to meet vehicle manufacturers' expectations. Thanks to this deep, years-long R&D commitment, Total Lubrifiants is now able to offer car manufacturers two new fluid ranges that will help them develop more efficient hybrid and electric vehicles and keep them running in optimal condition.

 

Fluids with Specific Technical Properties for Unparalleled Lifespan

New technical constraints for the electrification of vehicles require the development of new fluids that must meet the following properties:

 

Dielectric Properties

Fluids used in electric vehicles require electrical insulation properties. The fluid must be insulating to prevent any arcing since it is going to be in close contact with the electrical and/or electronic components of the vehicle. Dielectric properties must remain stable throughout the time in spite of harsh operating conditions: rising temperatures, oxidation, humidity, particle abrasion.

 

Compatibility with Materials

The fluid and new components of the electric vehicle are in direct contact. New challenges must be faced in terms of the fluid being compatible with different types of materials in order to avoid the following consequences: swelling, breakage, corrosion etc. Copper is a key material for these applications. Its high electrical conductivity makes it the main critical component used for electrical wiring, windings and organs. It is therefore of the utmost importance to develop a fluid with excellent copper compatibility.

 

Thermal Properties

Power electronics and the electric engine must operate within a defined temperature range. Operating at higher than the desired temperature range inevitably reduces the vehicles’ service life, efficiency and power. The components are subject to the Joule effect, which is the heat dissipation of the electrical energy. A fluid must therefore ensure efficient heat evacuation at temperatures up to 180°C.

 

Standard Lubrication Functions and Friction Properties

To protect the various mechanical parts of these new powertrains, the fluid ranges provide standard lubrication that keeps the system running by limiting wear, oxidation and corrosion. They also offer the optimal friction properties required for smooth gear shifting in hybrid vehicles.

 

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Total Quartz EV Drive R:

Provides specific technology for new generation of electric drivetrain reducers

  • Ensures durability of gears and rolling bearings rotating at very high speed.
  • Shows optimal anti-foaming and air release properties through the entire lifetime of the vehicles.
  • Formulated for excellent pumpability even at very low temperature.

Total Quartz EV Drive MP:

Designed for reducers, electric engines and power electronics

  • Protects against shortcut and static electricity.
  • Provides optimal temperature control (even at fast charging)
  • Ensures compatibility with cooper coil and polymers materials.
  • Shows excellent anti-wear properties (gears and rolling bearings)

Total Quartz EV Battery:

High performance fluid  for thermal management of battery

  • Protects against shortcut and static electricity.
  • Provides a very high resistance to oxidation.
  • Ensures high protection against fire propagation risk.
  • Maintains a very low viscosity during the life cycle of the vehicle for an efficient calories exchange.

Total Quartz EV AMT:

High performance lubricant for automated manual transmission in hybrid vehicles

  • Ensures compatibility with cooper coil and polymers materials.
  • Provides optimal temperature control
  • Protects against shortcut and static electricity
  • Shows excellent anti-wear properties (gears and rolling bearings)
  • Maintain excellent gear shifting comfort and components durability.

Total Quartz EV-AT:

High performance lubricant for hybridized Step-AT Transmission

  • Ensures compatibility with cooper coil and polymers materials.
  • Provides optimal temperature control
  • Protects against shortcut and static electricity
  • Shows excellent anti-wear properties (gears and rolling bearings)
  • Maintains excellent friction properties, foaming and air release performances

Total Lubrifiants: Committed to Cleaner Mobility

 

In a world first and following several months of R&D, Total Lubrifiants, a major player in the global lubricants market, launched two fluid ranges specially designed to meet the needs of hybrid and electric vehicles: TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID for light vehicles and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID for heavy vehicles.

As hybrids and EVs become increasingly powerful and their battery ranges and charging speeds improve, standard fluids are unable to keep up in terms of robustness, heat resistance and cooling capacity.

TOTAL QUARTZ EV FLUID and TOTAL RUBIA EV FLUID are the first fluid ranges in the market that respond to these vehicles' specific requirements, as well as to their related electrical, thermal and friction constraints.

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