Afton Chemical launches an electrified transmission fluid additive

Afton Chemical has launched an Electrified Transmission Fluid (ETF) additive; HiTEC® 35701 created for direct-cooled electric motors with multi-speed systems. This becomes an addition to their eMobility additive range.

“HiTEC® 35701 ETF additive is designed for all eAxles including wet multi-speed for use in electric vehicle drives in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. This makes it the world’s first complete eAxle additive, meeting the needs of OEMs with a range of hardware, in just one product. It balances the needs of the electric motor with friction performance to offer engineers the capability to add a shifting device for multi-speed. The requirements of the electric motor and the axle systems push the requirements beyond what traditional transmission fluids can offer. It meets new needs with excellent electrical properties before and after ageing, strong copper protection in the liquid and vapour phase and good oxidation prevention whilst also advancing core performance in the protection of gears and bearings. HiTEC® 35701 ETF additive is ready to adapt to the future with carefully balanced performance,” said Afton.