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Higher taxes on synthetic lubricants raise concerns in Sri Lanka

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association said that the recent 31% increase in duties and taxes on synthetic lubricants, which became effective last November, is having a negative impact on end users. “This duty and tax hike will only result in discouraging the vehicle owners from using synthetic lubricants due to …
U.S. EPA to re-open review of emission standards for cars and light duty trucks for model years 2022-2025

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary (DOT) Elaine Chao officially announced yesterday on the EPA website that they will revisit the previous administration’s rule that finalised standards to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) for cars …
EcoLabel Upgrade May Actually Set Back Growth Of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

A taskforce reviewing Ecolabel regulations has proposed changes to the European labelling scheme, including increasing renewability content and percent requirements around biodegradability. Describing the proposed changes during yesterday’s panel discussion at F+L Week 2017, Bernard C. Roell, Jr., vice president of R&D of RSC Bio Solutions, suggested “a lot of …
Mercedes Benz India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor pre-empt Bharat Stage VI compliance date

Mercedes Benz India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor said they will launch Bharat Stage VI compliant vehicles well ahead of India’s 2020 deadline. Mercedes Benz may introduce BS VI-ready vehicles by next year. Toyota Kirloskar’s Camry hybrid sedan already meets the standard in large part and the company is considering the …
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