Westport Innovations Inc. introduced the new WiNG system, an advanced, integrated, bi-fuel system for passenger and commercial vehicles targeting fleet customers. The Westport WiNG Power System 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.
The Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups with the bi-fuel Westport WiNG Power System have undergone the same Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) testing for safety and durability required for all OEM products. Engineered at the new Westport technical facility in Plymouth Michigan, WiNG systems will be installed and the trucks will be ready to roll when they reach authorized Ford dealers. They are designed to meet both EPA 2012 and CARB 2012 standards.
Westport will demonstrate the WiNG-powered F-250 through a “ride and drive” at the Green Fleets conference in Grapevine, Texas on 3–4 October and at the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA) conference in Fort Worth, Texas on 20–23 October. The F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2012.