Petro-Canada Lubricants
Petro-Canada Lubricants EVR

Petro-Canada Lubricants launches EV fluid product line

Aug. 1, 2023
The Canadian lubricant manufacturer now offers lubricants catering specifically to electric vehicles.

Though electric vehicles don't have actual engines and therefore don't need engine oil, they still have drivelines and motors that require lubrication. To provide solutions that protect fleets' new zero-emission equipment, Petro-Canada Lubricants now offers a line of purpose-built lubricants for EVs called Petro-Canada Lubricants EVR. The new products were designed to provide enhanced performance, protection, and reliability for the growing number of zero-emission vehicles hitting the roads, the company said. The new brands product brands include:

  • EVR Driveline
  • EVR Thermal Management
  • EVR Motor Greases

“The integration of EV technology into the transportation world is well underway, and our new EVR product line will further enable OEMs, commercial fleets and consumers to realize the promise of EV technology,” said Alex Buczek, global segment manager transportation at Petro-Canada Lubricants.

EVR’s Driveline products include both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ applications. The former includes solutions meant to work with e-motor and gear-set materials while also providing optimal viscosity and efficient cooling. The latter is meant to protect reduction gear sets and work with high RPM e-motors.

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The Thermal Management products will feature ‘direct cooling’ and ‘indirect cooling’ solutions. The direct cooling products are meant to facilitate heat transfer and temperature uniformity, while the indirect items are best for electrical conductivity and dielectric performance.

Finally, the EVR Motor Greases are polyurea-based that specifically cater to EV electric motor bearings.

Together, the EVR fluids and greases provide OEMs with improved material compatibility, efficient power transfer, and improved equipment performance to enable the development of advanced driveline, axle, and battery technologies for use across a range of sectors including automotive, heavy- and medium-duty transportation. 

As a member of the Southwest Research Institute’s Advanced Fluids for Electric Vehicles (AFEV) Consortium, Petro-Canada satted the company continues to work toward advancing the automotive industry’s understanding of the unique stressors placed on EV and hybrid vehicle fluids, with efforts to enable development and optimization of EV fluids and progress EV powertrain design.

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