TotalEnergies inaugurates new innovation lab in China to accelerate sustainable future mobility
Tianjin, July 21, 2023 – TotalEnergies inaugurates a new innovation lab within its lubricants production plant in Tianjin. With state-of-the-art technologies and technical expertise, the lab aims to develop next generation EV fluids tailored for the Chinese market to meet evolving industry requirements of hybrid and electric vehicles.
The proximity of its laboratory and the production facilities will facilitate faster implementation of new technologies as well as formulas development and testing. The plant produces high performance lubricants, fluids and greases.
The lab was inaugurated by Ting Wee LIANG, President, Marketing & Services, TotalEnergies Asia-Pacific & Middle East, who celebrated the key milestone with participants and employees.
‘The opening of this innovation lab presents us with opportunities to further strengthen research & development of new mobility products and solutions. We are excited to forge stronger collaboration with long-standing local OEMs, customers and partners to support the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicle,’ said Anne-Solange RENOUARD, President, TotalEnergies (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
TotalEnergies has three EV fluid product lines for different vehicle types: Quartz EV Fluid for hybrid and electric cars, Hi-Perf EV Fluid for electric motorcycles, and Rubia EV Fluid for heavy duty electric vehicles and buses.
The company was the first lubricant manufacturer to launch a full range of products dedicated to hybrid and electric vehicles in 2018 during the 17th CTI Symposium in Berlin. In China, TotalEnergies has developed high-performance EV fluids for dedicated Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platforms, with unique efficiency and thermal management properties to help the electrification of the market.
With its ambition of becoming net zero together with the society by 2050, TotalEnergies continues to invest in new mobility and sustainable energies in China. These include EV charging joint venture with China Three Gorges; co-development of new generation EV fluids with OEMs like GWM, LiXiang; solar energy joint venture with Envision; and active development of offshore wind projects in the region.
About Total Lubricants China
Total Lubricants (China) Co. Ltd. (TLC) is an affiliate of broad energy company TotalEnergies. TLC has been a major supplier of lubricants in China for more than 20 years with headquarters in Shanghai. With over 510 employees, three lubricants production sites and an efficient supply chain in China, TLC is committed to serving our customers.
About the Marketing & Services division of TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service-stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.
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