Castrol launches EV transmission fluids for workshops

Castrol has launched Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluids specifically for use by franchised and independent workshops certified to work on electrified vehicle (EV) powertrains. Available in five-litre packs, the two new products in D1 and D2 variants suit a wide range of EVs, helping to extend the life of the drivetrain system and enabling EVs to go further on a single charge.

The new product is a high-performance and high-efficiency fully synthetic fluid for transmissions paired with dry e-motors, offering high gear and bearing protection levels. Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid is part of a broader family of advanced Castrol ON EV fluids. The range includes EV Transmission Fluids, EV Thermal Fluids and EV Greases.

“As greater volumes of electric vehicles enter the aftermarket, more OEMs have asked us to make an advanced EV transmission fluid available to their workshop partners to support ongoing repair and maintenance activity,” commented Patrick Bauer, Castrol Senior Technologist PD Driveline & EV Fluids. “While these fluids in some EVs are deemed ‘fill for life’, workshops need replacement product in the event of a repair, and there can also be a requirement to change the product early to safeguard protection in certain use cases. We have collaborated closely with OEMs and Tier One suppliers to develop, test and deploy products to meet the required performance criteria.”

The launch of Castrol ON products is aligned with the company’s PATH360 strategy, which aims to help deliver a more sustainable future by saving waste, reducing carbon and improving lives.