VANCOUVER, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT /NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and systems, today announced it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2015 Ford Transit Van. As Ford's largest qualified vehicle modifier (QVM), Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van as a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG™ Power System vehicle. Westport expects California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification in early 2015.
The model has had recent 'breakout' sales numbers, according to Ford, who announced earlier this week that in December 2014, the Transit Van had its best monthly performance since being introduced in 2014, with 10,030 units.
Used to transport passengers and cargo, the 2015 Ford Transit Van model offers a 3.7L gaseous prep engine. The existing Ford warranty remains intact, and is matched by the Westport warranty for all like components. Westport has conducted all the same safety testing required for all Ford original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products.
As the leading partner in Ford's QVM program, Westport provides OEM quality, QVM products developed in conjunction with Ford.
Visit Westport's website for more information about Westport's bi-fuel and dedicated CNG Ford vehicles at: http://www.westport.com/wing
Westport engineers the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles. More than that, we are fundamentally changing the way the world travels the roads, rails and seas. We work with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide from design through to production, creating products to meet the growing demand for vehicle technology that will reduce both emissions and fuel costs. To learn more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.
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