Enters into an exclusive partnership with Piaggio and Switch Mobility for EV fluids
MUMBAI: Gulf Oil Lubricants, a Hinduja Group company, announces its exclusive partnership with Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL) and Switch Mobility for a special range of EV fluids. With this tie-up, Gulf Oil will officially supply EV fluids to Piaggio Vehicles and Switch Mobility’s line-up of electric vehicles to improve their efficiency and performance. The launch event was graced with the presence of Gulf Oil Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Hinduja, and ace cricketer & brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Through this partnership, Piaggio Vehicles and Switch Mobility will have direct access to the complete range of EV fluids under Gulf’s portfolio. These EV fluids will be used by Piaggio’s EV Passenger & Cargo variants and Switch Mobility’s EV variants like Switch EiV 12 and Switch EiV 22 exclusively.
Commenting on the partnership, Ravi Chawla, MD & CEO, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd, said, “Gulf Oil, which has a global range of EV fluids has now entered into a partnership with Piaggio Vehicles & Switch Mobility in India. This is a testament to a best-in-class product offering that will deliver superior performance to the Piaggio Vehicles’ 3-wheeler EV transmission. Our product offering for Switch Mobility will deliver unmatched performance to their electric buses through an entire range which includes coolants and transmission fluids. With each OEM tie-up, Gulf Oil is well poised to play a role in 3-wheeler, 4-wheeler, and Bus EV categories. Now Piaggio Vehicles & Switch Mobility customers can avail of our top-of-the-line products and experience enhanced output from their respective electric vehicles.”
Sanjay Hinduja, Chairman, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd., said, “As the automotive industry adds a new chapter with electric mobility, being the leading technology player in the lubricant space, it is our responsibility to drive the industry and to develop segment-leading products to support the EV sector. Acceptance of our products by marquee players like Piaggio Vehicles and Switch Mobility further augments our commitment to developing cutting edge products for the EV sector.”
Mahesh Babu, CEO – of Switch India & COO – of Switch Mobility Ltd. said, “Urban mobility is rapidly changing. The switch is at the forefront of achieving net zero through cutting-edge technology. We bring in efficiency, technology and best-in-class total cost of operations through our products Switch EiV 12 and Switch EiV 22. Our partnership with Gulf Oil towards developing Gulf ElecMax, a range of high-performance EV fluids will offer our customers and end-users superlative performance that suits the intended usage patterns. We will continue to enhance our association with Gulf Oil, to cover the entire spectrum of our product offerings”.
Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited said, “We have a successful association with Gulf Oil for a wide range of lubricants for our ICE Vehicles. We are working with Gulf Oil for the EV variants to provide high-performance solutions to our customers. We are hopeful of a long association that adds momentum to the EV adoption journey in India.”
Gulf Oil introduced its wide range of EV fluids in September of last year, offering specially formulated products like Gulf Formula Hybrid for EVs and hybrid vehicles as well as Gulf eLEC Coolant, Gulf eLEC Driveline Fluid, and Gulf eLEC Brake Fluid. In order to be prepared for the future in the sustainable mobility sector in India, Gulf Oil has also partnered with ElectreeFi, an EV SaaS provider, and Indra Technologies, a charger/mobility company based in the UK.
With a vision to create a sustainable ecosystem and a commitment to electric mobility, Gulf Oil also plans to further expand its business in Adblue and 2-wheeler battery segment.