Westport Fuel Systems Signs MOU with Weichai Power
Next Step in the Commercialization of Westport™ HPDI for Heavy Duty Trucks in China
VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport Fuel Systems”) (TSX:WPRT / Nasdaq:WPRT) announced today that it has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Weichai Power Co., Ltd. (“Weichai Power”) at a signing ceremony hosted by Mr. Tan Xuguang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd. in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. This MOU sets the framework for finalizing the development, marketing, and commercialization of the Westport high pressure direct injection (“Westport™ HPDI”) technology in China.
The MOU states that Westport Fuel Systems will provide support for the Westport™ HPDI development activities to meet China VI emissions standards and will supply certain components.
The parties are expected to enter into a definitive agreement in early 2018.
At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technology delivers performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, 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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