EV Fluids for commercial vehicles

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

Regional Coverage: China, Europe, Japan, United States

Base Year: 2020
Published: Q3 2021

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Base Year: 2022
Published: Q3 2023

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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. 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, including a succinct view of the global EV fluids market

Country Profiles

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

Enablers For the Electric Vehicle (EV) Transition

  • BEV, HEV, and PHEV fleet size, sales, production and manufacturing capabilities by OEMs, and outlook
  • State-of-the-art in EV charging infrastructure
  • Regulations and fiscal policies and other decarbonization efforts promoting EV deployment


Europe (EU-27+United Kingdom, and Norway)
The United States​​​​


Trends in Electric Passenger Vehicle Technologies

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

  • Analysis of battery technology trends: optimization, energy density, new materials
  • Technology adopted by the leading EV OEMs, introduction of new models, and their relationship with lubricants suppliers

Electric Vehicles Fluids Market Analysis

Engines oils, transmission fluids, coolants, and grease markets are profiled, covering the topics listed below:

  • Typical/key OEM specifications and emerging OEMs requirements for dedicated EV fluids
  • 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
  • 2050 market outlook

Market Appraisal

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

Subscriber Benefits

This study assists lubricants 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 study 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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