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News Releases (2012)

December 3, 2012

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Westport to Expand Ford Super Duty Product Line

Natural Gas Powered Ford F-450 and F-550 Available in 2013

Westport will expand its product offerings with the introduction of natural gas powered versions of the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013. The new product additions will complement the already proven Westport WiNG™ System powered Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks.

November 26, 2012

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Westport Announces Advanced LNG Tank System for Natural Gas Trucks

New System Improves Performance, Extends Range and Reduces Costs, Begins Shipping by mid-2013

Westport announces a unique on-board storage solution that provides best in class performance for vehicles using liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new Westport™ LNG Tank System, will be available in 120 and 150 gallon capacities, is optimized for spark ignited (SI) engines and begins shipping by mid-2013. The Westport LNG Tank System features proprietary Westport technology and is expected to provide customers with the ability to fuel even the largest SI engines on a single tank and deliver extended range.

October 30, 2012

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Westport Signs Development Agreement with Tata Motors

Westport has signed an agreement with Tata Motors to develop an engine for light- and medium-duty trucks and buses. Details of the combustion technology are being withheld for competitive reasons.

October 19, 2012

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Westport Makes Natural Gas Trucks More Affordable

Westport is lowering the price of its industry-leading Westport WiNG™ Power System. By making natural gas vehicles (NVGs) more affordable and accessible for U.S. truck fleets, the company is helping to reduce reliance on imported oil while supporting economic growth.

October 18, 2012

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Be a Driver for Change: Explore the Westport Connection Weekend Interactive Exhibits at Science World

What’s the connection between natural gas and the milk on your cereal? How might natural gas help make texting easier in India? Find out this weekend when Westport Innovations Inc. holds its Westport Connection Weekend at Science World on October 20th and 21st. Westport invites each visitor to Science World to become a Driver for Change by learning through interactive activities about the benefits of using sustainable sources of energy, like natural gas.

September 24, 2012

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Westport Makes Commitment to Action at 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Tower Power: Improving Air Quality and Electricity Access in India. Westport is bringing its expertise to help improve air quality and access to electricity in rural India, through a Commitment to Action announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Westport and its partners' Commitment to Action aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from mobile phone tower generators by using natural gas, while also providing residual power to nearby villages that are currently off the grid.

August 2, 2012

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Natural Gas an Important Fuel for the U.S. Transportation Sector: National Petroleum Council Report

Released August 1, the National Petroleum Council’s Report “Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future” has concluded that natural gas is a promising fuel from both an economic and technology perspective.

July 31, 2012

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Pioneer Natural Resources Makes the Move to Westport™ WiNG Natural Gas Systems for its Light Duty Fleet

Pioneer is adding 225 bi-fuel, Westport™ WiNG natural gas powered Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks to its fleet, as it transitions a number of its vehicles from gasoline and diesel powered to those able to run on more cost-effective CNG for light-duty, and LNG for heavy-duty applications.

June 27, 2012

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Westport Announces Second Agreement with General Motors for Advanced Engineering Development for Light-Duty Vehicles

Westport has entered into an additional agreement with General Motors for a second advanced technology development program. Westport and GM are now developing two different combustion, controls and emissions approaches to natural gas engines, with the first cooperative technology project being announced in June 2011.

June 26, 2012

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Westport LD Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Westport Kentucky Integration Center

Westport announced the official grand opening of the Westport Kentucky Integration Center (WKIC), home to the new Westport™ WiNG Power System assembly center.