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News Releases (2011)

April 5, 2011

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Heckmann Corporation Teams Up with Encana Natural Gas, Westport Innovations and Peterbilt Motors Company to Employ the Largest Transport Fleet of Liquefied Natural Gas Powered Trucks in North America

Heckmann Corporation is teaming up with Encana Natural Gas Inc., Westport and Peterbilt Motors Company, to transition its truck fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

April 1, 2011

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President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Visit UPS Shipping Facility to View Alternative Fuel Vehicles Including Natural Gas Truck Powered by Westport HD

President Obama Announces National Clean Fleets Partnership

President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited a UPS shipping facility in Landover, Maryland to view various alternative fuel vehicles from UPS, AT&T, Pepsi-Frito Lay, and Verizon’s clean fleets and to announce National Clean Fleets Partnership. A liquefied natural gas (LNG) Kenworth T800 truck powered by Westport HD was showcased at the event to demonstrate UPS’ commitment to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward U.S. energy security.

February 27, 2011

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Westport Awarded C$2.3 million in Funding by SDTC for Natural Gas Fueling for High-Horsepower Applications

Funding Launches Development Program with CN Rail and Gaz Métro

Westport has secured a funding commitment of C$2.3 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to develop Westport HD technology for high-horsepower applications.

February 22, 2011

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UPS Announces LNG Truck Fleet Expansion Powered by Westport HD Systems

UPS is committed to liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks powered by Westport HD Systems. The new heavy-duty trucks will be used in interstate operations for the Ontario, California to Las Vegas, Nevada route.