EV Fluids for commercial vehicles

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

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
To be 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

Report Benefits

This report 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 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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Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Africa and Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

Base Year: 2021
To be published: Q3 2022
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Base Year: 2022
To be published: Q3 2023
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The global basestock market is undergoing various changes in the wake of transition toward sustainability, rapid capacity expansion, declining demand, and swift quality upgrades. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the market covering current and future supply and demand dynamics, pricing, and manufacturing costs, helping identify opportunities and challenges in the market.


  • Lubricant basestock demand and supply analysis at a global level and by key regions, covering Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, and select markets
  • Supply and demand estimates for API Group I, II/II+, III/III+, and naphthenic basestocks, as well as demand estimates for Group IV and Group V basestocks
  • Manufacturing cost analysis of typical Group I, II, and III basestock manufacturing plants
  • Analysis of current pricing levels and price forecast for key grades of Group I, II, and III basestocks across key regions: United States Gulf Coast (USGC), Northwest Europe (NWE), and Northeast Asia (NEA)

Includes a 20-year forecast
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Table of Contents



Overall Market Summary

North America Basestock Market

Profiles for each region will cover the following information:

  • Market overview
  • Finished lubricants market (current demand by product types and viscosity grades, demand growth, and viscosity grade shifts)
  • Formulation trends
  • Current and projected basestock demand by API groups and viscosity grades
  • Basestock supply (key plants, capacity, production, and viscosity grades produced by API group)
  • Projected capacity addition and plant closures
  • Current and projected basestock supply
  • Current and projected basestock supply–demand balance
  • Basestock trade

South America Basestock Market

Europe Basestock Market

Asia-Pacific Basestock Market

Africa and the Middle East Basestock Market

a-Base year: 2022; forecasts to 2027, 2032, 2037, and 2042


Basestock Pricing Analysis and Forecast

  • Key grades of Group I, II, II+, and III for NEA, NWE, USGC
  • Key grades of naphthenic basestocks for USGC


Manufacturing Cost Analysis of Select Basestocks Plants

  • Europe Group I plant
  • North America Group II plant
  • Asia Group III plant


Each market profile (listed in table 1) contains the following:

  • Finished lubricants demand and trends
  • Basestocks supply and demand by API Groups and viscosity grades (current and forecast)
  • Basestock trade

b-Forecast period: 2022 to 2042

​​Brazil Japan South Korea
China Russia​​​​​​​ Thailand
Indonesia ​​​​Taiwan United States
India ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​


Report Benefits

Subscribers to the study will receive an in-depth understanding of the current status of the basestocks industry in terms of basestock supply, basestock application space and demand, lubricant formulation trends, basestock pricing mechanism, inter-region trade, inter-material competition, and manufacturing costs.

  • Subscribers will receive supply–demand models for each trade region, which are an invaluable tool for conducting “what-if” analyses based on different assumptions on formulations, viscosity grades and shifts, and overall lubricants demand growth.
  • The study is a useful tool for sales, marketing, finance, technology, and strategy personnel to quickly learn the fundamentals of the basestock business, understand lubricant basestock requirements of the leading end-use markets, and make business decisions.

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