Petronas launches e-mobility product ‘iona’ at Geneva Motor Show

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 2019 : Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) has announced its entry into the electric vehicle (EV) market with Petronas “iona” range of e-fluids for passenger cars at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019.

The launch was part of the company’s pledge to address the climate challenge and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions with its fluid technology, said Petronas in a statement today.

PLI managing director and group chief executive officer Giuseppe D’Arrigo said iona was the group’s response to the ever-changing trends in mobility.

“In the automotive sector, original equipment manufacturers now have to adhere to increasing regulations on carbon emissions reduction.

“At Petronas, we are prepared and constantly evolving our fluid technology solutions to meet the challenges of the future together with our partners.

“The global shift towards cleaner energy is an opportunity for us to work collaboratively to reduce CO2 emission with fluid solutions that are accessible to all,” said D’Arrigo.

The company said an industry-wide study would also be commissioned to identify the challenges and future opportunities surrounding fluid technology and innovation towards advancing electric vehicle performance.

The findings would be shared with key partners at an EV Fluid Symposium hosted by PLI later in 2019. – Bernama



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