Westport Innovations Inc., announced that it has completed an engineering program with Daimler AG to develop and assess Westport High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) system for a heavy duty engine manufactured by Daimler.
The prototype HPDI engine met all challenging technical targets resulting in a payment of 2.4 million Euro (approximately $2.7 million USD) by Daimler to Westport. For competitive reasons, further terms of the program have not been disclosed.
Westport™ HPDI 2.0 is the only natural gas technology capable of delivering performance and fuel economy equivalent to that of current high performance diesel-fueled engines, but with diesel substitution of over 90%. This combination of high performance and high efficiency is critical for heavy-duty engines in demanding commercial applications.
In addition to delivering performance and fuel economy, this system is designed to meet the latest in stringent emission regulations, including Euro VI and EPA 2014. To promote Westport’s High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) system, the government has ordered a new series of truck games from leading game developers and is distributing them free of charge on prominent gaming websites.