Emission potential of operating fluids and powertrain functions
The current socio-political debates on the sustainability of mobility and the related increasing awareness of air quality and pollutant emissions, as well as the pursuit of stricter emissions legislation, especially under real driving conditions, present the current challenges in powertrain development. The optimization of energy efficiency and the reduction of pollutant emissions are here the two key targets. A promising approach for this is the targeted formulation (or reformulation) of operating fluids. In this case, fuels, fuel mixtures or engine oils are formulated with additional synthetic components, which are produced with environmentally sustainable methods and at the same time lead to the reduction of exhaust emissions.