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F-Series Super Duty with bifuel engines coming to Canada

Westport’s integration centre in Windsor will install WiNG power systems in the Ford trucks.


March 20, 2013
by PLANT STAFF

Westport CEO David Demers being interviewed by Mad Money’s Jim Cramer in front of a WiNG-powered Ford truck. Photo: Westport

VANCOUVER — Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks with the Westport WiNG Power System will soon be available to Canadian customers.

Westport Innovations Inc., a Vancouver-based developer and manufacturer of natural gas engine technology, is opening an integration centre in Windsor, Ont. and trucks should be ready for delivery to customers by late June.

The Westport Windsor Integration Centre will be a dedicated Ford ship-through plant about 52 kilometres away from Westport’s automotive engineering hub in Plymouth, Mich.

The heavy-duty pickup trucks, built at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant, will be shipped to the 20,000 square-foot Westport plant for installation of the bi-fuel compressed natural gas and gasoline WiNG power system.

Trucks will then be shipped to customers using Ford’s single-ship through transportation system.