Dearborn, Mich. (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC)
has developed an industry first -- a plastic fuel tank system
designed to help vehicle manufacturers meet Zero Emission Vehicle
(ZEV) standards. Visteon's innovative system successfully integrates
components inside the plastic tank, eliminating most of the external
fuel system connections. With the hardware inside the tank, there is
less chance for hydrocarbons to seep into the earth's atmosphere.
"Our job is to partner with vehicle manufacturers to meet the
needs of consumers, while working to reduce emissions," said Joy
Greenway, director, Fuel Storage and Delivery. "Our team didn't see
this as a contradiction, but as a challenge, and our new plastic
fuel tank system is evidence of that."
Meeting automobile emissions regulations -- particularly the Zero
Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) standard -- is increasingly difficult. To
give some flexibility on ZEV standards, an alternative requirement,
called Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) was created. A
manufacturer gets credit against the ZEV requirement for automobiles
that meet PZEV requirements, which include practically eliminating
hydrocarbon emissions from the fuel tank. This has not been possible
with plastic tanks until now.
"Until now, OEMs assumed that the only way to meet Partial Zero
Emission Vehicle standards was by using a steel fuel tank," added
Gary Mayo, director of Environmental Affairs for Visteon
Corporation. "Visteon's plastic fuel tank system offers our
customers opportunities to meet these standards and produce vehicles
that are more environmentally friendly."
In addition to helping meet these standards, Visteon's plastic
fuel tank system has many other benefits, such as improved
packaging, lighter weight for better fuel efficiency, and reduced
cost to vehicle manufacturers. And, plastic tanks do not corrode like
Visteon plans to showcase its plastic fuel tank system at the 2000
Paris Motor Show.
Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that
delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive
manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the
global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has a global delivery system
of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service
facilities located in 23 countries. It has 81,000 employees working
in three business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort,
Communication and Safety; and Glass.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made
pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Words such as "estimated" and "potentially" signify forward-looking
statements. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future
results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and
uncertainties, some of which are and will be identified as "Risk
Factors" in our SEC filings. See "Risk Factors" section of our
prospectus dated June 13, 2000 as filed with the SEC on June 14,
2000. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual events,
these developments could have material adverse effects on our
business, financial condition and results of operations.
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