2013 Ford Escape Uses Microscopic Cell Technology To Cut Weight and Increase Fuel Economy

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has revealed some new technology that will be built into the 2013 Ford Escape, which will be unveiled at the 2011 LA Auto Show next week. Microscopic cells will be used to cut the weight of the new Escape, which will lead to fuel-saving capabilities. This technology, known as MuCell, was invented by scientists at M.I.T.

MuCell was created for development and commercial use for the injection molding industry. To create MuCell, gas such as carbon dioxide or nitrogen is used to create millions of tiny bubbles. This lowers the weight of the plastic parts in the Escape.

?Ford is focused on leveraging innovations in materials that save weight and boost fuel economy, helping our vehicles travel farther on less gas,? stated Ford group vice president of global product development Derrick Kuzak. ?MuCell is a great example of this effort.?