Starting in 2021, Ford will be rolling out its new standard certified cabin air filters. Called the Refresh95, it’s the Blue Oval’s take on the N95 standard but is manufactured by Ford themselves.
Assembled in the USA, the Refresh95 cabin filter will be the brand’s new standard advanced cabin air filter. This new filter aims to reduce microscopically particles that can come from either the outside or inside a vehicle’s interior. According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), particulate matter that is less than 10 microns in diameter poses a great risk to one’s health.
As for some of the features, Ford lists quite a few for this filter element.
- Filters air particles 30 times smaller than a single human hair: The average human hair is about 70 microns in diameter. Ford Refresh95 certified air filters can help remove at least 95 percent of 2.5-micron size traffic exhaust, organic material, metals, and road dust particles3
- Helps reduce allergens: Ford Refresh95 certified air filter can trap up to 99 percent of some allergens, including common pollens and dust particles4
- Traps bacteria-sized particles: Ford Refresh95 can help reduce airborne concentrations of bacteria-sized particles5
- Isolates smog and soot: In dry climates with dust storms or wildfires and urban areas with heavy stop-and-go traffic during commutes, Ford Refresh95 can help filter the particulate matter found in smog and soot5
- Laboratory tested: Ford Refresh95 was put through comprehensive third-party lab certification testing, including pressure drop testing to verify Ford Refresh95 will work throughout the recommended service interval6
As of now, the product rollout for these more advanced filters will include the Ford Bronco Sport, Escape, Explorer, Mustang Mach-E, Police Interceptor Utility, and the all-new Maverick—launching later this year in the US.
According to Ford, the filter will also be on sale for existing models. It’ll be a matter of time before it makes its way to the rest of the lineup in the United States, and hopefully to the rest of the world soon. Ford expects the filter element to be made available to all current Blue Oval-branded automobiles by 2023.