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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ExxonMobil completes Singapore expansion to enhance Group II base stocks supply IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil today said that it has completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC™ Group II base stocks, strengthening the global supply of high-quality base stocks and enhancing the integrated facility’s competitiveness.

Newsroom News ? June 12, 2019

For electric vehicles, tire inflation and efficiency go hand in hand What if there were a way to increase an electric vehicle’s (EV’s) energy efficiency by 3 to 7 percent? A recent ExxonMobil study has revealed that proper tire inflation can do just that.

Emerging tech Energy Factor ? May 14, 2019

Daniel Vertucci: A laboratory outpost in Las Vegas Most people don’t associate Las Vegas as the center of the car universe, but for me the city is a driving force behind some of the biggest innovations under the hood.

Emerging tech Energy Factor ? May 7, 2019

Sitting in pole position When race day results come down to the milliseconds, squeezing the most from the Formula 1 driver and car’s performance becomes crucial to finding success at the finish line.

Vehicle technologies Energy Factor ? Apr. 10, 2019

Margaret Wu: Breaking barriers For me, overcoming professional barriers is all in a day’s – or life’s – work. I began my career in 1976 as the first woman with advanced degrees to work at ExxonMobil’s renowned research lab in Edison, New Jersey.

STEM education Energy Factor ? Apr. 5, 2019