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Volvo Group signs agreement with Westport for joint venture to reduce CO2 emissions from long haul transport

The Volvo Group has signed an agreement according to the previously announced Letter of Intent with Westport Fuel Systems Inc to establish a joint venture to accelerate the commercialization and global adoption of Westport’s High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) fuel system technology for long-haul and off-road applications. (Earlier post.)

The closing of the joint venture is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory and government approvals. It is anticipated that the joint venture will become operational following the formal closing which is expected in the second quarter of 2024.

High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) is a fuel system technology which can be applied in vehicles with internal combustion engines to replace greenhouse gas-emitting fuels, such as diesel, with carbon-neutral or zero-carbon fuels such as biogas or hydrogen.

As previously announced, Westport will contribute certain HPDI assets and opportunities, including related fixed assets, intellectual property, and business, into the joint venture. Volvo Group will acquire a 45% interest in the joint venture for the sum of approximately US$28 million, payable upon closing, plus up to an additional US$45 million depending on the performance of the joint venture.


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