~ Westport WiNG the Leading QVM Brand for Natural Gas Ford Pickups ~
March 10, 2014
/PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and systems, today announced that it has united its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the Westport WiNG™ Power System product brand.
"This shift offers customers more products to choose from that meet
QVM process, quality and standards," said
, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Americas for
. "We listened to our customers, and this offers them a continued OEM integration experience, with an increasingly user-friendly order and delivery process."
The migration of BAF products to the Westport WiNG brand continues to offer customers the advantages of key-READY™ quality OEM integrated solutions that
has become known for and the flexibility of customization with Built-To-Spec products. In
Westport consolidated its North American Ford assembly facilities into one location in
. The combination of production teams and facilities will streamline
supply chain, and will allow reduced costs and better efficiency for customers.
Westport WiNG™ Power System Features
Launched in 2012, Westport WiNG Power System is available in dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) or bi-fuel (gasoline/CNG) on a variety of Ford vehicle models. With the largest - and still growing - line of bi-fuel and dedicated Ford products,
is the leading partner in Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program.
Westport WiNG bi-fuel current model year offerings include:
- Ford F-250/350 Pickup Trucks
- Ford F-250/350 Bed-Delete
- Ford F-350 Chassis Cab
dedicated CNG fuel current model year offerings include:
- Ford F-150/250/350 Pickup Trucks
- Ford F-350/450/550/650 Chassis Cab
- Ford E-250/350 Van
- Ford E-350HD/E-450 Cutaway
- Ford F-59 Strip Chassis
expects to announce additional CNG products that are currently being evaluated.
According to NGV America, in 2013, approximately 19,250 "new" NGVs were sold, comprised of approximately 6,400 retrofits/repowers and about 12,850 OEM vehicles. Of that 2013 total, about 10,425 were light-duty vehicles, 1,450 were medium-duty and 7,375 were heavy duty.