VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and systems, today announced it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2015 Ford Transit Van. As Ford’s largest qualified vehicle modifier (QVM), Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van as a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG™ Power System vehicle. Westport expects California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification in early 2015.
The model has had recent "breakout" sales numbers, according to Ford, who announced earlier this week that in December 2014, the Transit Van had its best monthly performance since being introduced in 2014, with 10,030 units.
Used to transport passengers and cargo, the 2015 Ford Transit Van model offers a 3.7L gaseous prep engine. The existing Ford warranty remains intact, and is matched by the Westport warranty for all like components. Westport has conducted all the same safety testing required for all Ford original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products.
As the leading partner in Ford’s QVM program, Westport provides OEM quality, QVM products developed in conjunction with Ford.
Visit Westport’s website for more information about Westport’s bi-fuel and dedicated CNG Ford vehicles at: www.westport.com/wing
At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane, and hydrogen to the global automotive industry. Our technology delivers the performance and fuel efficiency required by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that address climate change and urban air quality challenges. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.
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