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ELF Expertise

Welcome to the space dedicated to innovation and expertise at Elf Lubricants. Since our inception, our mission has been to consistently push the technological boundaries in the field of lubricants, providing our clientele with unparalleled solutions. This pursuit of excellence aligns with our commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development.

Our approach is built upon rigorous research and development, leading to the emergence of cutting-edge products that address current and future technical and ecological challenges. At Elf Lubricants, innovation is not merely a tradition; it is a philosophy that guides every action we take. Through sustained investment in clean technologies and ongoing dialogue with our partners and clients, we strive to continually enhance the efficiency and environmental impact of our lubricants.

The excellence of our products and services is the result of close collaboration with automobile manufacturers, racing teams, and industrial partners to ensure optimal compatibility with the latest technical and environmental innovations. Through this collaborative approach, Elf Lubricants is committed to being a key player in the transition toward more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility.

Joining Elf Lubricants means choosing a committed partner capable of providing high-performance and responsible products designed to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability ensures our clients receive uncompromising quality and reliability.

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5 reasons to choose ELF Lubricants

When choosing a lubricant for your vehicle or industrial application, several factors must be considered to ensure engine protection, efficiency, and durability. ELF Lubricants, renowned for their commitment to innovation, quality, and performance, stand out as a preferred choice in the market. Here are five reasons that demonstrate why selecting ELF Lubricants is a wise decision for those seeking to optimize their vehicles performance and longevity.

5 raisons de choisir ELF Lubrifiants


Innovation and Commitment to R&D

The capacity for innovation is one of the key strengths of ELF lubricants. The brand has developed unparalleled expertise, which is leveraged across its 3 research and development laboratories. Deployed in Europe and Asia, these labs collaborate with excellent universities and advanced research centers. Significant portions of the global revenue are invested in research and development each year. ELF has thus maintained its technological superiority, honed under the most demanding conditions on Formula 1 and Moto GP circuits. However, these technological advancements have also led to significant progress in on-road applications:

  • Fuel Consumption Reduction: Up to 4% fuel savings can be achieved with the ELF EVOLUTION Full Tech range compared to standard lubricants.
  • Extended Drain Intervals: Heavy-duty vehicles now benefit from drain intervals of up to 150,000 kilometers, as opposed to 20,000 kilometers in the 1980s.
  • Drastic Reduction in Pollutant Emissions: Particulate emissions have been halved, and NOx emissions reduced by nearly 10 times.


Technical Partnerships with Manufacturers

ELF is recommended and approved by numerous manufacturers, including Renault, with whom we have had a partnership for over 40 years. For instance, we have developed products specifically designed to enhance the performance and longevity of Renault engines. The ELF range covers the latest technical specifications such as AN2022 and RN17, as well as the previous RN0700, RN0710, and RN720, ensuring optimal compatibility and performance for vehicles of the brand, regardless of their age or model1.


Excellence in International Standards and Certifications

Technological advancements and environmental concerns have led to the establishment of various standards and specifications by global or continental associations of manufacturers:

  • API (American Petroleum Institute)
  • ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobile)
  • JASO (Japanese Automobile Standards Organization)

ELF lubricants not only meet international standards but also exceed them in many criteria, ensuring superior protection for mechanical components, reduced wear, and improved energy efficiency.


Diversity and Specialization of the Product Range

ELF has developed specialized lubricants for various applications and usage conditions. For instance, the ELF MOTO range is specifically designed for motorcycles, offering lubricants that enhance engine performance, reduce wear, and provide optimal protection even in the most extreme driving conditions.


Presence in Motorsport and Worldwide Recognition

ELF has a rich history in motorsports across various categories, notably Formula 1 and motorcycle Grand Prix events. As the longstanding technical partner of the Renault F1 Team, ELF has played a crucial role in achieving an exceptional track record with numerous world championship titles. These repeated successes underscore the performance and reliability of ELF lubricants even under the most demanding conditions, solidifying its global reputation and recognition.


The Center for Research in Solaize

Centre de recherche de Solaize

The Solaize Research Center (CReS) plays a crucial role in technological advancement and innovation for Elf Lubricants. Celebrating over fifty years of existence, this center is at the forefront of research and development efforts aimed at creating cutting-edge lubricants that address contemporary environmental and energy challenges while enhancing the performance and efficiency of vehicles and industrial equipment.

The Solaize Research Center (CReS) stands out for its ongoing commitment to innovation, particularly through the establishment of specialized laboratories and the development of groundbreaking products. Notably, one of these innovations was the introduction of the first range of fluids specifically designed for electric motors in 2019, showcasing Elf Lubricants’ proactive response to the trends in vehicle electrification.

The installation of the Innovation Building within the CReS highlights the achievements of TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services branch, particularly in the fields of fuels, lubricants, bitumen, and specialty fluids. This building symbolizes the intersection between advanced research and practical application, where ELF innovations are developed to exceed market expectations in terms of performance and durability.

The presence of a showroom at CReS allows visitors to explore and test the developed products, offering a unique perspective on the impact and significance of these innovations. This reflects Elf Lubricants’ commitment to maintaining transparency and closeness with its customers and partners by providing them with a glimpse of tomorrow’s technologies.

The Solaize Research Center is indeed a crucial pillar in Elf Lubricants’ strategy, demonstrating its commitment to providing advanced solutions for cleaner and more efficient mobility. Through the work accomplished at CReS, Elf Lubricants strengthens its position as a leader in the lubricants sector, poised to tackle future challenges and contribute to TotalEnergies’ vision of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

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