A new breed of racing, built on new technology
This new breed of racing requires a full suite of fluids and greases designed to meet extreme conditions and the unique requirements of electric vehicles. Researchers at ExxonMobil are taking their findings from the Porsche race team and applying those to new solutions for drivers all around the world, such as the recently launched Mobil EV product line that enables further driving distances between charges, longer vehicle life and safer operation for electric cars.
That dedication to discovering the best formulas will continue, as hybrids, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles become more popular. In fact, these cars are predicted to exceed 20 percent of the world’s light-duty fleet by 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s 2019 Outlook for Energy — making Formula E the ultimate testing ground for the future.
January 9, 2020
The road to 2040: What’s fueling transportation growthProjections that the global middle class will increase by 1.7 billion people over the next two decades means a lot more energy will be needed in the years ahead to move planes, trains and automobiles.
Automotive Energy Factor • Feb. 27, 2020
A new breed of racing, built on new technologyFans rarely see the fluids inside a race car, but they are the hidden workhorses for race day success. Same for the engineers developing those fluids and lubes. And, activating the dynamic science behind race car performance requires the very same dedication and precision found on the racetrack itself.
Automotive Energy Factor • Jan. 9, 2020
The science behind driving longer on lessDrivers don’t often think of the science behind getting more mileage out of their fuel tanks. So they might not know that engine lubricants play an important role in helping cars run longer with less fuel.
Automotive Energy Factor • Dec. 16, 2019
Nine things you might not know about lubricantsChances are, you’ve heard of motor oil. But do you know why it’s important? And what about grease? Or gear oil?
Automotive Energy Factor • Nov. 19, 2019
Pioneers of innovation: The battery that changed the worldIf you are reading this on a phone, tablet or laptop, you should probably thank Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham. In the 1970s Dr. Whittingham was working at ExxonMobil’s Clinton, New Jersey, corporate research lab when he created the very first examples of a radical new technology: the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Automotive Energy Factor • Oct. 10, 2019
Fueling Asia’s growing auto market with lower emissionsAsia’s love of cars is evolving into the hottest market in the world, and as that trend matures, so too will the technology driving new efficiencies. In fact, through 2040, the region will see the largest growth in access to cars, driving a huge demand not just in the fuel pumped into their tanks, but also the materials to produce them.
Automotive Energy Factor • Sept. 27, 2019