Westport and Clean Energy Co
-Marketing Program Helps Companies Ramp Up Natural Gas Transportation Solutions
Heavy-duty trucking customers seeking optimal on-board fuel storage, high-performance natural gas engines, and reliable fueling can benefit from a new joint marketing program by Westport Innovations Inc. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
To encourage the use of natural gas vehicles and the establishment of the growing fueling infrastructure across North America, the companies will bundle the Westport™ LNG Tank System - optimized for use with the Cummins Westport ISL G or the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines - and a long-term fuel contract with Clean Energy into a package for qualified customers.
The program is designed to achieve the following goals:
• Deliver an attractive payback for truck customers utilizing the
Cummins Wesport ISL G or ISX12 G engine with a Westport LNG Tank System
• Establish availability of long-term refueling contracts at a savings to diesel for Clean Energy customers
• Establish a strong market for natural gas trucks with additional conveniently located
liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations for customers
“We know that customers are looking for efficient solutions that will allow them to take advantage of the long term savings and environmental benefits that natural gas will bring for their fleets,” said James Harger, Chief Marketing Officer, Clean Energy. “Collectively, we can help get them on the road quickly and economically, while building out America’s Natural Gas Highway®.”
Clean Energy has already completed 70 natural gas fueling stations as part of America’s Natural Gas Highway®, which will allow long-haul trucks to travel across all major corridors through the United States, and has more stations in development.
The Westport LNG Tank System is currently available in limited quantities for customer trials, and can be ordered now with commercial quantities available in September 2013. It operates on either cold or warm LNG and is expected to provide customers with the ability to fuel even the largest spark-ignited engines on a single or dual 120 gallon tank, and deliver extended range and hold times while operating on cold LNG. Attendees to MATS are invited to view the Westport LNG Tank System which will be on display at the Clean Energy booth.
“The interest and demand is high for both the new Westport LNG Tank System and the Cummins Westport ISX12 G,” said Steve Anderson, Vice President Business Development, Westport. “This collaborative program allows us to give customers a good opportunity to invest in the most advanced natural gas engine and fuel storage technology.”
For more information, please contact your Westport Sales Representative at: www.westport.com/contact/sales or a Clean Energy Sales Representative at www.cleanenergyfuels.com/products_services/trucking.html .
Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such as landfill gas and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Westport technology offers advanced LNG fueling systems with direct injection natural gas engine technology for heavy-duty vehicles such as highway trucks and off-road applications such as mining and rail. Cummins Westport, our joint venture with Cummins Inc., designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Westport is also one of the global leaders for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel systems technology, design, and components in passenger cars, light-duty trucks and industrial applications such as forklifts. To learn more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.
Clean Energy (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle fueling market. We have operations in compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle fueling and construction and operation of natural gas fueling stations. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include BAF Technologies, which provides natural gas vehicle systems and conversions for taxis, vans, pick-up trucks and shuttle buses; IMW Industries, Ltd., which supplies CNG equipment for vehicle fueling and industrial applications worldwide; NorthStar, which supplies LNG and liquefied to compressed natural gas fueling system technologies and equipment, station construction and operations; and Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (CERF), which develops renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, production facilities in the U.S. For more information, visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com.