VANCOUVER,—Westport Innovations Inc. has made its Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks starting in April.
The trucks will make their debut at next week’s National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Assembled alongside the Westport powered Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks at the Westport Kentucky Integration Center (WKIC), a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) audited facility, the new F-450 and F-550 trucks have undergone the same testing for safety and durability used by Ford for all its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products.
With the WKIC located adjacent to Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant, the 2013 F-450 and F-550 trucks will use the same integrated transportation system as other Westport powered Ford products to reduce delivery costs to the customer.
Westport, a Vancouver-based developer of clean engine technologies, says the new trucks are ideal for fleets applications.
The Westport WiNG Power System is integrated on the 6.8-liter V10 engine of the Ford F-450 and F-550 trucks and offers a combined fuel range of approximately 1040 km (at nine MPG) with maximum CNG capacity (42 gasoline gallon equivalent) and a standard 40-gallon gasoline tank capacity.