Ford's new micronAir filters can protect you from allergens, viruses

Jun 04, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
Ford’s micronAir filter might be a useful upgrade for your car.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it has forever changed. Social distancing has become the norm, and wearing masks and washing your hands regularly is now a must.

Now the Philippine government has recently lifted the enhanced community quarantine, and moved the National Capital Region, and most parts of the Philippines into the general community quarantine. That means most of us can now go out and go about our jobs. As long as there’s no vaccine found for the said disease however, the threat still lingers.

Many car manufacturers are looking for ways to provide an added protection to shield you and your family from viruses and allergens. Geely’s Philippine-spec Coolray and Azkarra for example now come with enhanced air filters.

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Now Ford Europe recently announced that it is now offering something similar.

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Ford’s new Air Filters

Called the Ford micronAir protect filter, which was designed to protect a car’s occupants from bacteria, fungi, allergens, and even viruses by using a layer made from a blend of citric acid and carbon. Ford said that its new air filter can sieve out 0.05 microns which is better as compared to Geely’s air filter, and Tesla’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” filters which can filter particles down to 0.3 microns in size.

A picture of how the new Ford air filter works

Do note that the average novel coronavirus particles are 0.12 microns according to the CDC    

As such, the new Ford air filter might be able to protect its occupants against viruses like the novel coronavirus, and the H1N1 virus.

Currently, the said filter is available from Ford Europe dealerships. It can be fitted to cars like the Ford Focus, and orders are now being filled out for the Ford Fiesta, and the EcoSport. 

For the Philippines, there’s no news yet whether the Ford micronAir protect filter is going to be available here. Note however that the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease is still very present here in the Philippines. With that in mind, Ford Philippines would do well to introduce this upgrade for the local market.

A picture of the UK spec Ford Ecosport parked in a residential area

The Europeans now get a new air filter, one top of the sexy looking Ecosport. Great.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.