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Westport Delivers First 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel Cars [Released in Sweden only]

published: September 23, 2015

English

GÖTEBORG,  Sweden – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, today announced delivery of the first 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel cars to key customer Sunfleet, a Volvo car sharing organization in Sweden. A total of 42 vehicles will be delivered and put into service between now and October.

“We are very proud to be able to offer the new Volvo Bi-Fuel to Sunfleet’s customers. Together with a biogas contract from the fuel suppliers, this is a first-class alternative with minimal environmental impact,” says Peter Alguren, Managing Director of Sunfleet.

Sunfleet operates approximately 1,000 cars in its car sharing business in Sweden, including 53 Volvo Bi-Fuel cars from Westport. The bi-fuel vehicles are available in seven of the company’s nearly 50 locations: Göteborg, Kungsbacka, Lerum, Linköping, Lund, Malmö, and Västerås.

Sunfleet plans to increase bi-fuel vehicle availability depending on customer needs and infrastructure availability. For example, the car sharing service is adding bi-fuel cars to the Älmhult location beginning in September with seven new Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel cars. Sweden has a growing network of natural gas fuelling infrastructure, now consisting of more than 70% biogas.

The 2016 Volvo Bi-Fuel is based on Volvo’s new two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family. Part of the Volvo Engine Architecture family—ranked as one of the best engine families in the world – this engine offers 245 HP and 350NM in torque with emissions as low as 38g CO2/km (according to the Swedish Transport Administration’s calculation method for biomethane), and is considered one of the greenest, most powerful natural gas engines in the world.  

Svenska

GÖTEBORG, Sverige - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX: WPT / NASDAQ: WPRT) som utvecklar världens mest avancerade naturgasmotorer och fordon levererar nu de första nya Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel av modellår 16 till  Sveriges största bilpool Sunfleet. Totalt kommer Sunfleet att ha 42 bilar i sin flotta. De tas i bruk från dagens datum och under oktober månad.

- Vi är mycket stolta över att kunna erbjuda nya Volvo Bi-Fuel till Sunfleets medlemmar. Tillsammans med ett biogasavtal från bränsleleverantörer, är detta ett första klassens gasbilsalternativ med minimal miljöpåverkan, säger Peter Alguren, vd på Sunfleet.

Sunfleet har cirka 1 000 fordon i Sverige. 53 av dem är Volvo Bi-Fuel bilar som är levererade av Westport. Bi-Fuel bilarna finns på sju av bolagets 48 orter: Göteborg, Kungsbacka, Lerum, Linköping, Lund, Malmö och Västerås. Sunfleet planerar nu att succesivt utöka tillgängligheten av Bi-Fuel bilar. Redan i september ställs sju nya Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel ut i  Älmhult. Sverige har ett växande nätverk av fordonsgas. I dag innehåller fordonsgasen 73 procent biologiskt utvunnen gas – biometan. Detta betyder att Sverige är världsledande inom området.

Modellår 2016 av Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel är baserad på Volvos nya tvåliters, direktinsprutade, fyrcylindriga Drive-E motor. Samtliga Drive E-motorer är  rankade som en av de bästa motorfamiljerna i världen.

Motorn i Volvo V60 Bi Fuel har 245 hästkrafter och ett vridmoment på 350 Nm. Utsläppen är mycket låga 38 gram CO2 per kilometer. Detta enligt Svenska Trafikverkets beräkningsmetod för biometan. Gasmotorn anses vara en av de grönaste och mest kraftfulla i världen.

About Westport Fuel Systems

At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean-burning fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technology delivers performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.

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