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Westport™ FiT PACK technology uses multiple, connected, optimally sized chambers to create CNG fuel storage in shapes that conform to other forms of energy storage such a liquid fuels or battery packs. Westport™ FiT PACK uses conventional composite materials to produce a space efficient, tough, lightweight and low cost storage solution for CNG vehicles.
Westport is working with OEMs and Automotive manufacturing partners to produce a breakthrough in CNG fuel storage.
Enables compressed natural gas vehicles to retain full utility while providing customers with the driving range they need in an economic and lightweight package.
CNG vehicles with Westport™ FiT PACK become more attractive to customers and OEMs.
Can be combined with all available CNG engine technologies to provide significant savings in terms of Green House Gas and localized pollutants.
Supports widespread deployment of natural gas vehicles. Natural gas is a clean-burning low carbon fuel, which results in 25% lower CO2 emission per unit energy output when burned compared with gasoline and diesel fuel under conditions of complete combustion. Natural gas also enables vehicles to achieve lower levels of Criteria Air Contaminants (CAC) such as oxides of nitrogen, non-methane hydrocarbons particulate emissions*.
*US EIA (Energy Information Administration) https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=73&t=11, adjusted for the lower to higher heating value ratio of the fuels http://cta.ornl.gov/bedb/appendix_a/Lower_and_Higher_Heating_Values_of_Gas_Liquid_and_Solid_Fuels.pdf http://www.afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/natural_gas_emissions.html