PC-11 will be licensed Dec. 1, 2016, and as that date draws closer, Shell Rotella will continue to update WhatIsPC-11.com with information about the upcoming diesel engine oils specification. New information includes details about how the specification is being developed including testing, the two oils that will be used for current and older engines and for new 2017 engines, and the changes you can expect for the new engine oils.
A new section of the website, called “The Future of Fuel Economy”, has been added which shows how fuel economy in Class 8 trucks has increased only slightly over the past 35 years. With an industry-wide effort to increase fuel economy, Shell Rotella and the AirFlow Truck have teamed up to break existing fuel-mileage records through the StarShip Initiative. The page will chronicle the development of the StarShip truck, which will use new PC-11 engine oils and other fuel efficient lubricants made by Shell.
PC-11 is the new API category, driven by changes in engine technology to meet emissions, renewable fuel and fuel economy standards for reduced CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the new specification refreshes test limits in response to changes in engine hardware and operating condition.