The WP580 Engine Management System, being introduced in Russia for the first time, is a highly configurable system that has been specifically developed for spark ignited, dedicated natural gas engine applications and can be integrated with a wide range of proprietary Westport fuel system components for flexible vehicle design and production. Its advanced combustion control technology can optimize the engine for class leading fuel economy whilst meeting existing and future emissions and onboard diagnostic requirements.
“Westport’s engineering resources and expertise will allow us to ensure high reliability and safety of gas-fuelled vehicles, which is the top-priority requirement for this type of vehicles,” said Bo Andersson, GAZ Group President/CEO. “GAZ Group’s new line of natural gas engines will allow us to develop our methane bus and truck fleet to ensure low emissions level and fuel efficiency of cargo and passenger transportation in Russia.”
Within the framework of cooperation with GAZ Group, Westport will develop natural gas equipment for YaMZ-530 engines and will participate in tests and organization of engine production. The project includes CNG engines development and creating an R&D facility at “Avtodiesel” for further development of the company’s NGV lineup.
Source: Westport / GAZ Group.