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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.

June 5, 2012

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Westport and Caterpillar Announce Agreement to Develop Natural Gas Technology for Off-Road Equipment

The two companies are positioned to be the first to offer Westport™ HPDI technology in the high horsepower off-road market; initial focus on mining trucks and locomotives; Video Link for Caterpillar, EMD and Westport Executive Statements Included in Press Release

May 21, 2012

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Where in the World is Westport™ WiNG? Driving on CNG from Plymouth to NYC over Four Days

Driving entirely on compressed natural gas (CNG), a team from Westport Innovations will make the 700 mile drive from Plymouth, MI to NYC in the brand new Westport™ WiNG powered bi-fuel Ford F-250 Super Duty truck.

May 18, 2012

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Volvo Trucks Unveils 13 Liter Natural Gas Engine for North American Market with Westport™ HPDI Technology

Volvo Trucks today unveiled its plans to launch a 13 liter heavy-duty natural gas engine featuring Westport™ high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology. The product is scheduled to launch for the North American market in 2014.

May 16, 2012

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Westport Announces New Product Enhancements on its Flagship HD15L LNG Engine for Class 8 Trucking

Westport announces a broad range of product enhancements to meet customer needs in its best-in-class solution for natural gas Class 8 trucks, including higher horsepower & torque, Eaton Ultrashift Plus AMT, heavy front end and emissions aftertreatment improvements.

March 13, 2012

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China's First Engine with Westport™ HPDI Technology Unveiled during China National People's Congress

China's first natural gas engine featuring Westport high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology at a press conference at the government building in Beijing, the Beijing Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. The innovative technological achievement and product introduction is the result of China's first joint venture for HPDI natural gas engines—Weichai Westport Inc.—and fills a gap in the natural gas engine market for heavy-duty trucks.