PITTSBURGH (Nov. 13, 2:55 p.m. ET) — It took the automotive industry about five years to develop multilayer fuel tanks that could meet California’s LEV II (low-emission vehicle) regulations in the late 1990s, said Mohammad Usman, who leads the computer-aided engineering and material department of Ford Motor Co.’s Powertrain Installations Division. Stringent emissions standards — for cars and non-automotive small-engine equipment alike — and the transition to hybrid vehicles are some of the challenges facing carmakers and their suppliers today.
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