VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, today announced it has received certification from the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") for the dedicated compressed natural gas ("CNG") Westport WiNG™ Power System used in the Ford Transit Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon, and the F-150 truck for Model Year ("MY") 2016.
Westport is the only Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier ("QVM") to meet CARB’s stringent onboard diagnostic and emissions requirements for the Transit and the F-150.
Both the Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon models of the dedicated CNG Transit 3.7L have been certified as Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle ("SULEV") in recognition of their emissions cutting abilities. This certification is valid for the Transit T-250 and T-350 cargo vans, and passenger wagons up to 10,000 gross vehicle weight, and qualifies these vehicles for high occupancy vehicle lane access in California, offering fleets improved productivity and cost savings.
Westport also has pending CARB certification for the F-150 dedicated propane autogas ("LPG").
Speaking about the certifications, Paul Shaffer, Vice President and Managing Director of Westport Dallas, said: “CARB is a very tough standard to meet but we now have a range of certified vehicles which are compliant in all 15 of the states that have adopted the CARB regulations.
“The Transit and F-150 are both the best sellers in their class and serve everyone from super shuttle drivers to tradesmen. CARB certification of these vehicles illustrates that owners can get the truck or van they want while also cutting emissions.”
The F-150 features two in-bed tank package options, as well as an underbody option which provides greater flexibility and preserves bed space. Purchasers will need to be quick though as the orderbook for the F-150 MY2016 closes on July 1.
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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