Words by Abhishek Wairagade
Castrol India launched a new range of Eco engine oil for diesel cars in Mumbai yesterday. A subsidiary of BP, Castrol has launched the product as a pilot project in India for now and will cater to other markets, depending on its acceptance.
A part of the GTX range of oils, the Eco product uses a blend of 50 per cent re-refined oil and 50 per cent virgin oil. The technology helps the environment by reducing CO2 emissions by 10 per cent over regular engine oils, as claimed by Castrol. The product not only helps extend the engine’s life but also helps one contribute to the betterment of the environment, amidst the threat of global warming. The GTX Eco oil has been developed under the supervision of leading sustainability consultants, ERM.
At the event, Kedar Apte, Head – Brand and Communications at Castrol India said, “Our team of experts has achieved what was previously thought impossible: to deliver significant CO2 reductions from the oil’s life cycle, while providing the benefits of Castrol GTX, which helps to extend your engine life by providing 2 times better protection from soot problems. By re-refining used oil and delivering it as a high-quality product, Castrol GTX Eco delivers CO2 reductions without compromising on engine performance or protection.”