July 4, 2013

Westport Shines at ACT Expo 2013

Westport was the word on everyone’s lips at Alternative Clean Transportation Expo 2013 (ACT Expo) in Washington, D.C. from June 24 to June 27. Tuesday's keynote speaker Tom O’Brien of TravelCenters of America called the Westport 15L engine a catalyst in making liquefied natural gas (LNG) a go-to choice for transportation fuel in North America.

Jim Arthurs, President of Cummins Westport, noted that the number and calibre of companies attending the conference demonstrates that natural gas is ‘here and now,’ as he introduced Wednesday's keynote speaker, David Abney, Chief Operating Officer of UPS.

A leader in the adoption of alternative energy vehicles, UPS has already added 1,016 compressed natural gas (CNG) and 812 LNG trucks to its fleet, and natural gas is the focus of its alternative fuel fleet. Much of their current fleet features the Westport 15L engine, and the company is adding another 122 vehicles with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine – one of which was featured in the exhibit hall, along with three Peterbilt trucks featuring Westport and Cummins Westport engines.
Westport's Matthew Campbell and Gage Garner highlighted the new Westport iCE PACK™ LNG Tank System which received attention from Expo attendees and media.
Westporters were kept busy throughout the trade show answering questions from interested industry professionals and showing off all the products on display, including the Westport WiNG Fuel System powered Ford F-250.
There were a number of informative break-out sessions, including one on Thursday with Westport's Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development John Howell and Lynn Lyon Director, Fuel Market Development at Pioneer Natural Resources Company. 
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