HYBRID VEHICLES: WHICH OIL SHOULD WE USE?
16 December 2020
The popularity of hybrid cars is increasing and this new market tendency requests for specific products suitable for the latest developed hybrid engines. Mainly Europe, China & North America are following the trend of growing hybrid market segment.
The hybrid engine is developed to use the benefits of two engine types in one application. The internal combustion engine is better performing at high speed while the assistance battery engine is better performing as back-up system used during start of the engine and used as support for the combustion engine.
The main advantages of hybrid vehicles are as follows:
- Fuel economy savings
- Emission reduction
- Less friction
- Expansion of lifecycle of the brake system and battery
Being active in the lubricant business, there is a need to adapt product range and react on the market tendency towards growing hybrid car park. Lubricants suitable for hybrid engines are typically containing a low viscosity grade such as 0W16, 0W20 and 5W20 and include the latest API norm such as API SN Plus, API SN RC and API SP. By using the Oilfinder tool on our website, the advisor will provide you the right oil for your vehicle. Below you find typical Ardeca products sold in the aftermarket for hybrid engine oil changes:
- Synth ECO G2 0W20
- Synth ECO G2 5W20
- Synth ECO 0W16
- Synth C5 0W20
- Hybrid-FS 0W20
- Hybrid-FS 5W20
- Synth Pro 5W40
All products suitable for hybrid applications are recognisable with a blue HYBRID tag on the label. If you need any detailed information, our sales team is glad to assist!