Formula E fans around the globe may be dazzled by the extreme architecture of the Jaguar I-Type 5 and its acceleration rate of 0 to 100 km/h in an astonishing 2.8 seconds, but the real excitement is happening under the hood. New Castrol ON e-Fluid technologies keep EVs (electronic vehicles) running at peak performance, on the track – and on the road.
Castrol ON, the official e-Fluids partner of the Jaguar Formula E Team, together with Jaguar is delivering technological breakthroughs for tomorrow’s electric vehicles, pioneering new e-Fluids testing and monitoring methods, and supporting a shared goal of helping drive the global transition to electric vehicles.
“Castrol’s engineers work alongside our own to overcome challenges and find performance gains,” says James Barclay, Jaguar Racing Team Director. “From e-Greases that improve efficiency and reduce rolling resistance, to e-Thermal fluids and e-Transmission fluids that keep the powertrain operating at optimum level, racing is the perfect test-bed to hone our respective products. Together this is proving to be a winning partnership.”
The race team development of Castrol ON e-Transmission Fluid has focused on reducing friction and power losses, improving oil pressure supply and reducing temperatures within the critical components of the gearbox. This is helping to extend the life of the powertrain and improve efficiency – critical factors for race and road EVs alike.
Castrol ON e-Thermal Fluid has been designed to keep the Jaguar I-TYPE 5’s power electronic system cool under extreme and demanding racing conditions. Castrol ON e-thermal fluid will enable future EVs to be charged more rapidly, a crucial requirement as demand for ultra-fast charging capabilities increases.
Switching to Castrol ON e-Grease is helping Jaguar Racing save weight in its Formula E cars. The additives in the grease provides improved lubrication to the critical driveline components, reducing friction losses and overall temperatures thereby improving the durability. For electrified road cars, the improved efficiency of moving components has been found to improve driving range, one of the key factors affecting their mainstream adoption.
“Putting e-Fluids to the test on the racetrack delivers what drivers want: to go further on a single charge by enabling better efficiency throughout the powertrain,” says Barclay. “Castrol’s partnership with Jaguar Racing’s Formula E Team is part of our wider ambition to play a key role in the e-mobility revolution.”
Castrol ON e-Fluids: From race track to road
Castrol ON e-Fluid technologies have been tested to the limit on the racetrack before reaching the road, where they’re already extending the life of e-vehicles made by the world’s favourite EV brands.
Wakefield is bringing the innovative Castrol ON product to the Canadian marketplace.
“To make the future of mobility a reality will require significant collaboration and co-engineering across a long and complex global supply chain,” said Hasan Zobairi, VP Marketing, Wakefield Canada. “It’s estimated by 2040 that there could be one billion electrified cars and trucks in the vehicle park. Castrol ON offers OEM partners and consumers a full range of advanced e-Fluids to meet the challenging technical demands of current and future electric vehicles.”
Castrol: Accelerating the EVolution
Castrol’s study Accelerating the EVolution revealed that collaboration and consumer education is the key to achieving the tipping points to mainstream EV adoption.
Castrol surveyed nearly 10,000 consumers, fleet managers and industry specialists across eight of the world’s most important EV markets to identify the global tipping points to EV purchase for consumers, fleets and EV Specialists.
When it came to the global consumer, price was the number one tipping point at $36,000. The second was charge time, at 31 minutes; the third was range; the fourth was infrastructure for charging EVs; and the fifth was vehicle choice.
Wakefield Canada has introduced the new Castrol ON product line-up in Canada to allow electric vehicles to go further, faster, longer with greater efficiency, cooler batteries and extended life. The three available e-fluids are:
Castrol ON, e-Greases: Castrol ON ™, e-Greases play a vital role in maintaining optimum efficiency and extending the life of components1.
Castrol ON, e-Thermal Fluids: Castrol ON, battery e-Thermal Fluids improve thermal management, keeping batteries cooler and at more stable temperatures even in extreme conditions2.
Castrol ON, e-Transmission Fluids: Castrol ON, e-Transmission Fluids deliver enhanced drivetrain protection, improve efficiency, help EVs go further on a single charge and work to extend the overall life of the drivetrain system3.
Castrol provides the oils, fluids and lubricants the world needs, for every driver, every rider and every industry. It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering. For more information on Canada’s number one motor oil brand, visit castrol.ca. To learn more about how Castrol ON can support your business needs in support of the EVolution, please contact CastrolON@wakefieldcanada.ca.
1 vs mass market EV factory fill fluid 2 vs indirect cooled battery system 3 vs standard EV-transmission fluid
*Castrol e-Fluids benefits demonstrated in bespoke testing and development