Champion Announces EV Brake Fluid


Source: Champion Brands

CLINTON, Mo. — Chamption Brands has announced Champion EVolution X DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid specifically formulated for the needs of electric high-powered vehicles.

The need for this special product is when the vehicle battery is full, the brake system can’t take advantage of regenerative braking and so the brakes will have to do all the work without any support from engine braking. This creates a need for a high dry and wet boiling point that also provides enhanced brake system corrosion protection.

Due to the electrical currents found near the brake system, a lower conductivity fluid is needed. Champion understands that recent developments in ABS, ESP, AD, and ADAS that vehicles are going to put greater emphasis on cycle time and frequency. This will place increasing demands on brake fluid viscosity and lubricity.

The new EVolution X 5.1 Brake Fluid is added to Champion’s EVolution X product line which includes fluid specially designed to meet the needs of current and next generation hybrid and electric vehicles. They include – Champion EVolution X DOT 3/4 Brake Fluid, Champion EVolution X Fluid for light vehicles and Champion EVolution XX Fluid for heavy vehicles.

Along with brake fluids, the other fluids used in electric vehicles require electrical insulation properties. The fluid must be insulating to prevent any arcing since it is going to be in close contact with the electrical and/or electronic components of the vehicle. Dielectric properties must remain stable throughout the time in spite of harsh operating conditions: particle abrasion, humidity, rising temperatures, and oxidation.

About Champion Brands, LLC,

A globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 60 years, Champion produces and blends more than 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information go to http://www.championbrands.com

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