“Transformation of lubricants in an era of electric vehicles” webinar, the second of the webinars organized by Lubricant World Magazine, took place on Friday, May 29. Mehmet Bilgin, Özgecan Çakıcı and Derya Kocaoğlu from Total Turkey participated in the webinar as speakers, and it was realized through the YouTube channel under the sponsorship of Adco.
Mehmet Bilgin shared his predictions about how the automotive and lubricants sector will transform both during and after the pandemic and in line with developing technology and evolving demands. Indicating that the next decade will be a transformation decade, Bilgin said that companies will survive according to their ability to keep up with this transformation.
At the beginning of her presentation, Özgecan Çakıcı gave information about the sales of electric vehicles in the world. Çakıcı said that there are companies announcing that they will restrict diesel vehicle production and even stop it completely in the long run. She mentioned that the EV market would expand gradually. Sharing information on Total’s product range for electric vehicles, she talked about their lubrication solutions specific to hybrid and electric vehicles and explained the changing lubrication needs.
Derya Kocaoğlu discussed the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and said that Europe has the weakest infrastructure in this sense. She stated that the charging market will mostly concentrate in homes and businesses, and she explained the solutions Total offers in this field.
At the end of the presentations and discussions, questions asked by participants on social media were answered at the Q&A session. The speakers tried to answer as many questions as possible. Live broadcast ended after a very comprehensive and useful webinar.