Westport Innovations, the global leader in natural gas engines announced today that the new natural gas Westport WiNG™ Power System (WiNG™) will be available in the popular Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers. The F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks, based on Ford’s new 6.2L hardened engine platform, can also run on ordinary gasoline and offer unparalleled drivability. As part of the product launch with Ford Super Duty Pickup Trucks, Westport LD has unveiled the new WiNG™ system, an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel system for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers.
“The WiNG™ system is specifically designed to deliver best-in-class performance, reliability and efficiency,” noted John Lapetz, Managing Director, North American Vehicle Programs at Westport LD. “Our customers will benefit from the best natural gas technology in the industry along with the confidence and quality of the Ford name and the strength of their dealer network.”
The Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups with the bi-fuel Westport WiNG™ Power System have undergone the same rigorous Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) testing for safety and durability required for all OEM products. The F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012.
For more information on the natural gas Ford pickup trucks and the Westport WiNG™ Power System, go to www.westport-ld.com.
SoCal SAYS: Can you believe it? A natural gas powered full-size truck! This truck will get almost 2x as many miles per tank (600 miles) compared to a gas powered F250. Not only that, but natural gas is cheaper than oil, so you could reduce you gas bill by 30-40% with a natural gas powered engine. Way to go Westport.