Research and innovation

Emerging vehicle and fuel technology

We actively support initiatives to reduce consumer emissions from the use of our products in the transportation sector. These include research efforts with partner universities and other companies to address the fuel and vehicle as a single system to improve efficiency.

Enabling mobility

Fuel technologies and advanced motor oil innovation

ExxonMobil is committed to developing and supplying quality fuels, which is why we have an entire active research organization dedicated to ensuring that the product pumped into your vehicle is the latest technology in industry innovation.

Additionally, our breakthrough lubricants offer drivers a longer interval between oil changes and improved engine efficiency, while still providing outstanding performance and protection.  Our specially formulated synthetic motor oil products are tailored to improving engine function, whether it be for greater durability, better wear protection or running a cleaner engine.

Research and development highlights
For all the talk about energy sources it’s easy to overlook what will likely make the single biggest contribution to meeting global energy needs in coming decades. It’s energy efficiency — technologies and actions that enable us to do the same, or more, only with less energy.
Suzanne McCarron
Suzanne McCarron

Vice President, public and government affairs at ExxonMobil

Advanced plastics pave the way for sustainability and fuel efficiency

 Around the world the automotive industry is facing many challenges, not the least of which is a desire to produce more sustainable vehicles while improving fuel efficiency, safety, vehicle performance and driver comfort. In order to meet these current standards, automakers have turned to plastic parts, which are just as durable as other materials but are much lighter.
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All articles about emerging vehicle and fuel technology

Is natural gas the fuel of the future, today? A natural gas-powered train or bus or truck? And what about a cargo ship cruising on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)? They all exist.

Natural gas Energy Factor Feb. 15, 2019

The Las Vegas testing grounds for new motor oil There’s nothing typical about Las Vegas. It’s an extravagant display of big lights and palpable energy in the middle of the Mojave Desert — a severe environment that is harsh on both people and the cars they drive.

Emerging tech Energy Factor Feb. 13, 2019

Test, improve, grow Sustained economic growth in China, India and large parts of Asia is transforming the region. On the ground, this means more people are enjoying the benefits of rising living standards.

Emerging tech Energy Factor Jan. 8, 2019

Creating the next generation of sustainable mobility The vehicles of tomorrow are tethered to the boundary-pushing science and materials available today, and students of a preeminent engineering program are currently testing those limits as they design an ultra-efficient and sustainable vehicle for the future.

Research partners Energy Factor Dec. 6, 2018

Across the world in 19 hours This Aviation History Month, ExxonMobil is celebrating an industry milestone.

Emerging tech Energy Factor Nov. 27, 2018