Advancing Automotive Electrification with MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants

L’industrie automobile est en train de connaître une transformation majeure vers l’électrification, et les avantages des véhicules électriques (VE) deviennent de plus en plus évidents tant pour les fabricants que pour les conducteurs. Alors que les VE s’efforcent de dépasser les moteurs à combustion traditionnels en termes d’impact environnemental, de performances et de rentabilité, le rôle de la lubrification dans l’assurance d’une efficacité et d’une longévité optimales des composants des VE ne peut être sous-estimé. MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants propose des lubrifiants avancés pour cette ère d’électrification automobile.

The Importance of Lubrication in Electric Vehicles (EVs)


In EVs, proper lubrication plays a critical role in enhancing performance and minimizing wear. Here are some key benefits of utilizing high-quality lubricants in EVs:

  1. Reduce friction to improve efficiency and reduce heat.
  2. Prevent corrosion and damage.
  3. Reduce noise for an optimal driving experience.
  4. Maintain optimal performance and longevity of EV components.


Addressing Advanced Automotive Design Challenges


As the automotive industry adapts to evolving regulations and consumer demands, the emergence of autonomous and electric vehicles presents new challenges for lubrication. MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants offer tailored solutions to address these challenges and facilitate advanced automotive design. Here are the key areas where MOLYKOTE® lubricants excel:

Braking Performance


  • Excellent lubrication with good elastomer compatibility and broad temperature performance required for new brake designs, including electronic parking brake (EPB) applications.
  • Increased reliability and performance in extreme temperatures.
  • NVH reduction to minimize squeaks, creaks, and groans in foundation braking systems.


Automotive Chassis


  • Anticipate needs of steer-by-wire and higher levels of vehicle autonomy.
  • Meet durability demands of longer vehicle service life.
  • Deliver on customer requirements for response, precision, and smoothness in vehicle steering systems.
  • Reduce wear and NVH in ride and suspension components.
  • Provide lifetime lubrication.


Automotive Exteriors


  • Meet extreme temperature requirements of vehicle exterior actuation components.
  • Optimize motor sizing for efficiency and weight control through appropriate selection of grease base fluid and viscosity index.
  • Reduce squeaks, rattles, and unwanted noise.
  • Protect and lubricate vehicle safety and illumination components.


HVAC Performance


  • Enhance energy efficiency, wear resistance, and NVH control for air conditioning compressor components.
  • Meet future challenges related to electrification and autonomous driving.
  • Ensure smooth, reliable lifetime lubrication.
  • Reduce squeaks, rattles, and unwanted cabin noise.
  • Ensure low-odor solutions for HVAC ducting.


Automotive Interiors


  • Enable future automotive interior designs to accommodate electrification and lightweighting requirements.
  • Reduce squeaks, rattles, and unwanted noise and vibrations (NVH).
  • Control free motion of adjustable components for added smoothness.
  • Improve aesthetics with low-bleed greases and dry-film anti-friction coatings.


Propulsion Systems


  • Meet critical lubrication requirements for advanced automotive propulsion performance needs with MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants by DuPont. These high-performance solutions are precisely formulated and application-matched to help you design for increasing efficiency:
  • Solutions for thermal management challenges in downsizing, hybridization, and electrification.
  • Extended durability through high-temperature resistance and wear resistance for electric vehicle (EV) components.
  • Improved energy efficiency and reliability and reduced emissions for internal combustion engines.
  • Enhanced ride comfort through reduced NVH and extended lifetime for clutch, gearbox, and transaxle applications.

As the automotive industry continues its shift towards electrification, lubrication becomes increasingly vital in ensuring the optimal performance, efficiency, and longevity of electric vehicles. MOLYKOTE® Specialty Lubricants offer advanced lubrication solutions that are specifically formulated to meet the unique requirements of EVs and advanced automotive design. From improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions to enhancing comfort and reliability, MOLYKOTE® lubricants play a crucial role in driving the success of automotive electrification. Embrace the benefits of these high-performance lubricants and unlock the full potential of electric vehicles in the era of automotive electrification.

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