Westport will develop new CNG system for Ford units
The Canada-based company has announced its new natural gas Westport WiNG™ power system will be available in the popular F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups, which will be sold and serviced by authorized Ford dealers. This is an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel technology for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers.
"The WiNG™ system is specifically designed to deliver best-in-class performance, reliability and efficiency," said John Lapetz, Managing Director, North American Vehicle Programs at Westport LD. "Our customers will benefit from the best natural gas technology in the industry along with the confidence and quality of the Ford name and the strength of their dealer network."
The Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups with the bi-fuel Westport WiNG™ have undergone the same rigorous Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) testing for safety and durability required for all OEM products. Engineered at the new Westport technical facility in Plymouth, Michigan, it will be installed and the trucks will be ready to roll when they reach authorized Ford dealers. They are designed to meet both EPA 2012 and CARB 2012 standards.
Westport will demonstrate the WiNG™-powered F-250 through a "ride and drive" at two conferences to be held in Texas in October. The F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012.
Source: Westport Innovations Inc.