EV Revolution Must Be Here, Because Oil Companies Are Reacting https://www.yahoo.com/news/ev-revolution-must-because-oil-200000093.html Again one of these dramatic articles, but the fact is oil companies are now realizing that there is a market for lubricants and chemicals specific to the EV market There is however a very interesting comment at the end. One way you can tell EVs are growing in popularity: ExxonMobil and Valvoline have developed products just for them. ExxonMobil has a new lineup called Mobil EV Therm and EV Drive, while Valvoline is selling EV Drive System lubricants. Porsche's Formula E racing team will use the new fluids in the 2019–2020 season, representing ExxonMobil's first foray into EV racing Mobil EV Cool Drive fluids, for example, are designed for EV reduction gearboxes that have integrated electric motors. The fluids are "designed to lubricate gears and bearings while providing the necessary cooling for electric motors and power electronics." Mobil EV Drive lubricants are meant to extend the life of EV reduction gearboxes. Exactly how they differ from fluids designed for internal-combustion engines was not immediately clear. What's more interesting, perhaps, is that ExxonMobil is providing these fluids to Porsche for its nascent Formula E racing effort in the 2019–2020 season. ..................... ......... The problems that these traditional automotive companies are trying to solve with these next-generation fluids are part of the overall shift the world is making. Back 100 years ago, EVs and gasoline engines were both available, until ICEs won out and the world spent a century developing and improving liquid fuel powerplants. It's now time for EVs to get the same treatment.