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May 18, 2016
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Westport Secures CARB Certification for Dedicated CNG Ford Transit Vehicles and F-150 Trucks

California Air Resources Board certifies emission-reducing Westport WiNG™ Power System used in popular vehicle models

Westport has received certification from CARB for the dedicated CNG Westport WiNG™ Power System used in the Ford Transit Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon, and the F-150 truck for model year 2016.

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January 12, 2016
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Westport and Volvo Car Belux Launch Bi-Fuel Volvo V60 in Belgium and Luxembourg

Westport launches Bi-Fuel Volvo cars in Belgium and Luxembourg in connection with Volvo Car Belux. Unveiled for the Belgium market today at the 94th European Motor Show in Brussels, the 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car will be available for order at participating Volvo dealers in the region from January 2016.

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November 9, 2015
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Sweden’s FVG to Add 400 Bi-Fuel Volvo Cars to its Taxi Fleet

Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel to be Deployed Nationwide in Sweden

Westport, together with Volvo Car Sverige and Upplands Motor, announces that Sweden-based Fågelviksgruppen (FVG) has signed an agreement covering the purchase of 400 Volvo V70 Bi-Fuel taxis with Westport technology and fuel systems including options to purchase up to 240 more.

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September 23, 2015
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Sunfleet Car Sharing Offers Latest Volvo Powertrain in its Bi-Fuel Fleet

Westport Delivers First 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel Cars [Released in Sweden only]

Westport announced delivery of the first 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel cars to key customer Sunfleet, a Volvo car sharing organization in Sweden. A total of 42 vehicles will be delivered and put into service between now and October.

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March 11, 2015
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Westport Launches New Combustion Technology with Volvo Cars

New System Available on 2016 Drive-E Family Engines

The introduction of Westport's new combustion technology in Volvo Car Company's new Drive-E powertrain bi-fuel engine. Volvo Cars is the first OEM to feature the new Westport system. It will be used on Volvo's new two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family, which will be available on the Volvo V60 and V70 2016 models.

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January 8, 2015
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Westport WiNG™ Power System 2015 Ford Transit Van Receives EPA Certification

Westport has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2015 Ford Transit Van.

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September 23, 2014
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Westport Unveils Its Proprietary Enhanced Spark-Ignited Natural Gas System Targeting Medium-Duty Truck Applications

Up to 10% Improvement in Power and Torque over Diesel, Targeted at Medium-Duty Truck Applications

Westport is unveiling its newest proprietary technology, the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. Westport’s new revolutionary approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed to provide vehicle and engine original manufacturers (OEMs) with a “downsized” natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine. Using 100% dedicated natural gas as fuel, Westport’s new technology optimizes the combustion and thermal efficiencies of the engine by taking advantages of the positive properties of natural gas.

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May 5, 2014
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Westport Debuts California's Only CARB Certified CNG Ford F-150 at ACT

Westport WiNG™ On Display at ACT Expo

Westport announces that the only California Air Resources Board and EPA certified Ford F-150, featuring the Westport WiNG™ Power System, is being debuted during the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo (ACT) in Long Beach, and will be on display May 6 to 8.

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March 10, 2014
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Westport Unifies Brands for Dedicated and Bi-fuel Vehicles under Westport WiNG™ Power System

Westport WiNG the Leading QVM Brand for Natural Gas Ford Pickups

Westport WiNG the Leading QVM Brand for Natural Gas Ford Pickups

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February 12, 2014
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Westport and Tata Motors Launch Natural Gas Engine Featuring Westport WP580 Engine Management System

Target Light-Duty Vehicles and Medium-Duty Buses in India

Westport and Tata Motors Limited launch a new spark-ignited natural gas 3.8L turbocharged engine featuring the Westport WP580 Engine Management System (EMS). Designed to support many engine configurations, the Westport WP580 EMS is also scheduled to be applied to Tata's 5.7L engine targeting medium-duty applications in late 2014.

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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

Clarifies statements 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: September 30

India: Maruti Suzuki sells 300,000 units of the WagonR S-CNG

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG has emerged as the highest selling natural gas vehicle in the country, as this greener and safer factory-fitted CNG model has surpassed 300,000 units in sales.

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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