May 1, 2014

What Would You Do With An Extra $200 In Your Wallet This Month?

Westport and the CARB Certified Ford F-150 will be onsite at Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you had an extra $200 this month, how would you use it? Westport wants to know what Californians would do with the savings they could achieve by driving a natural gas vehicle. On May 5, Westport is debuting the first ever California Air Resources Board-certified, natural gas-dedicated Ford F-150, powered by the Westport WiNG™ Power System at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, CA.

Westport is inviting folks down to see the F-150, and tell us the things they could do with the estimated average monthly fuel savings, driving on compressed natural gas (CNG) instead of gasoline. Some lucky participants may even get their wishes granted.

"California is one of the most promising states for the adoption of natural gas vehicles, thanks to the wide network of natural gas stations and the attractive incentives available to drivers and fleet owners," says Paul Shaffer, Vice President and Managing Director at Westport. "California is arguably one of the most significant natural gas vehicle markets in the US. The F-150 is a significant fleet vehicle, as some fleets prefer its smaller size."

While natural gas vehicles have grown in popularity for applications such as shipping and transit - in fact, some of the first Westport technology ever deployed was in California for buses at Berkley University - few people are aware of their widespread use, economic and environmental benefits, and the growing number of options for passenger vehicles.

California represents an important market for natural gas vehicles, and according to the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, the state’s natural gas fueling infrastructure is the most extensive in the United States—with nearly 600 public and private natural gas stations at the beginning of 2012.

With gasoline averaging $3.71 a gallon in the United States (US Energy Administration Information), and compressed natural gas averaging $2.11 per gasoline gallon equivalent (CNGnow), there’s a clear price advantage to operating on natural gas, particularly for high-mileage drivers.

Can't join us? Tweet us @WestportDotCom about what you'd do with the money using #MyTreat.

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