The brave new world of electric vehicle fluids

Electric vehicle fluids differ in fundamental ways from those used for internal combustion engines—and from each other. TLT October 2021

• Electric vehicle (EV) transmission fluids, which multitask as lubricants and coolants, are likely to be formulated as vehicle design elements, with fill-for-life applications in mind.
• EV fluid formulations may help dissipate stray electrical currents, and they must be compatible with the copper wiring and polymer seals and insulators with which they come into contact. 
• Thermal management fluids for battery and power electronics systems are an active area for development.

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