News Releases

March 17, 2008
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Westport Sells 50 LNG Port Trucks to Southern Counties Express

Initial Order From Leading Port Trucker to Improve Air Quality in Los Angeles Basin

Southern Counties Express, Inc. has placed an initial order for 50 Kenworth LNG T800 Class 8 trucks, representing a value of approximately US$4 million for Westport’s LNG heavy-duty engines and fuel systems.

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February 13, 2008
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Westport awarded US$2.25 million to support development of next generation heavy-duty LNG fuel system

Westport has been awarded US$2.25 million in funding from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to support the development, demonstration, commercialization and certification of Westport’s heavy-duty LNG fuel system.

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February 12, 2008
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Westport Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

Quarterly Revenues Increase 34% in US Dollars

Westport reported financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2008 ended December 31, 2007 (Q3 FY2008), and provided an update on operations.

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February 8, 2008
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Westport receives Australian Certification of 2008 LNG Engine

Over 100,000 kms achieved in demonstration fleet

The Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has certified Westport’s High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel system adapted to the 2008 Cummins ISX heavy-duty engine to the 2008 Australian Design Rules (ADR 80/02 and ADR 30/01).

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February 5, 2008
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Westport to host Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter conference call on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Westport will disclose its third quarter fiscal year 2008 financial results on Tuesday, February 12, 2008.

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February 5, 2008
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Wal-Mart, Westport and Mojave Desert Air District partner to reduce emissions with LNG trucks in Apple Valley, CA

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will introduce four liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Peterbilt 386 trucks featuring Westport technology into service at their distribution centre in Apple Valley, California.

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January 24, 2008
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Kenworth to produce Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicles

Westport to supply LNG fuel systems through new assembly centre in British Columbia

Kenworth Truck Company will expand its presence in the growing market for environmentally friendly, liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles by beginning production of Kenworth T800 LNG trucks at its manufacturing facility in Renton, Washington, in 2009. Under an exclusive agreement with Westport, Kenworth will use Westport’s LNG fuel system technology.

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News Releases

September 23

Westport Fuel Systems Clarifies Statements Regarding the Chinese Certification of Weichai Westport’s WP12HPDI Natural Gas Engine

to clarify market news regarding its Weichai Westport Inc. joint venture and WWI's 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0™ fuel system

September 18

Weichai Westport Secures Chinese Certification for WP12 Natural Gas Engine Powered by HPDI 2.0

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. today announced that its Weichai Westport Inc. joint venture has received certification from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China for its 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0 fuel system

September 15

Westport Fuel Systems Combines Businesses to Better Serve Growing Indian Market

Transaction Provides Cost Efficiencies and Greater Product Choice for Customers

August 31

Westport Fuel Systems Awarded Key Electronics Supply Contract

Estimated revenue of US$58 million over seven-year period

August 11

Westport Fuel Systems Secures €7 Million Loan from Deutsche Bank

Further strengthens liquidity of Emer S.p.A in Brescia, Italy

Industry News

Published: July 17

Egypt launches ambitious strategy to shift from gasoline to natural-gas powered cars

Egypt has launched an ambitious plan to shift the primary fuel for vehicles in its jurisdiction from petrol and diesel to compressed natural gas.

Published: March 26

Coronavirus Economic Fallout May Boost NGVs as Alternative Transportation

Natural gas vehicles (NGV) may get a boost as power markets and renewable equipment production are seen as potential casualties.

Published: March 16

Europe Increasingly Turns to CNG, LNG

The statistics not only show continuously growing sales of CNG and especially liquefied natural gas fueled vehicles, but also the growth of corresponding fueling infrastructure.

Published: March 12

Finnish heavy-duty transport expert Simeon: ”Gas is energy of the future”

Simeon’s gas-powered Volvo is used to transport gas for partners. Stenberg is pleased with the new tractor unit.

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