EV Fluids for commercial vehicles

Electric Vehicles Fluids: Market Analysis and Opportunities (Consumer Volume)

Base Year: 2020
Published Q3 2021
Regional Coverage: China, Japan, Europe, United States

Performance requirements for the various fluids consumed in electric vehicles (EVs) are significantly different from those used in conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. Besides being different from ICE vehicle fluids, the performance requirements of EV fluids may differ based on the technology used to implement electric drives. The growth of EVs will herald a new lubricants market niche focused on the lubrication needs of EVs.


  • Assessment of the current and projected EV fleet in terms of overall size, technologies used, and key OEMs
  • Analysis of fluid requirements for different EV technologies
  • Assessment of the impact of various EV technologies on EV fluid specification and demand
  • EV maintenance and fluid change practices and the resulting demand for EV fluids
  • Evaluation of fluid requirements of installed and announced fast-charging infrastructure projects
  • Identification of market opportunities and challenges


Report Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings

Country Profiles

  • Detailed profiles of four markets (listed in Table 1) are provided, including the following information:

Electric Passenger Vehicle Fleet Size and Growth

  • Description of current overall electric vehicle fleet (BEV, HEV and PHEV) and growth
  • BEV, HEV and PHEV fleet size, sales, production by OEM, and growth
  • Factors influencing electric vehicles sales
  • 2040 outlook


Table 1: List of Countries/Regions​
Europe (France, Germany, United Kingdom)​​​​​
The United States​​​​


Trends in Electric Passenger Vehicle

Powertrain Technologies

Description of current and emerging EV architectures and trends in HEV, PHEVs, and BEVs

  • Analysis of battery technology trends: optimization, energy density, new materials
  • Description of thermal management systems including battery, e-motors, charging points
  • Description of charging infrastructure development including fast technologies
  • Technology focus of leading EV OEMs, introduction of new models, and their relationship with lubricants suppliers

Electric Vehicles Fluids Market Analysis

Engines Oils, coolants/heat transfer fluids, and grease markets are profiled, covering the topics listed below:

  • Typical/key OEM specifications
  • Maintenance practices and drain intervals
  • Overall demand and splits by factory fill versus service fill and by EV technology
  • Pricing points in comparison to ICE products
  • 2040 outlook

Market Appraisal

  • Impact of technological evolution in electric vehicle fluids demand
  • Implications for lubricants industry participants
  • Market opportunities and challenges

Report Benefits

This report assists lubricant industry participants in identifying opportunities and challenges within the EV fluids market. It will also serve as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process. Specifically, the report helps subscribers:

  • Develop an understanding of the emerging EV technologies that are reshaping the automotive fluids market
  • Assess current and future demand for various EV fluids based on EV maintenance and fluid change practices
  • Understand the emerging performance requirements for EV fluids; design and develop products meeting these requirements

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