Tata’s 3.8L and 5.7L engines with Westport WP580 EMS are primarily targeted for light-duty vehicles and medium-duty buses in India. The combined addressable market is projected to be more than 493,000 units in 2014 based on Westport analysis.
“By combining our unique technology and Tata’s leadership in India’s commercial vehicles market, we are able to introduce new natural gas products and target the mainstream transportation markets in one of the world’s fastest growing markets for natural gas vehicles,” said Thomas Rippon, Executive Vice President of Westport. “The Westport WP580 offers breakthrough price, performance, and flexibility for OEMs allowing them to use this advanced technology even in cost-effective markets such as China and India.”
Furthermore, Rajendra Petkar, Head of Power Systems Engineering, ERC of Tata Motors, commented: “India has one of the largest natural gas light-duty vehicle fleets in the world, and we see an enormous opportunity for natural gas trucks and buses with the development of fueling infrastructure. By expanding our portfolio of natural gas engines, we are focused on increasing our market share of the natural gas vehicle and engine market.”