August 25, 2014

Take a Ride to Westport Dallas - Watch Westport's Latest Video

Westport Dallas is proud of our commitment to delivering North America’s largest range of natural gas and bi-fuel Ford products. Learn more about our Ford-approved, OEM-experience assembly process and quality in our newly released video:

Westport Dallas has set the standard for Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers across North America and is the largest Ford qualified vehicle modifier (QVM) in both product line and capacity.

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August 22, 2014

Gas in the Fast Lane: NGVs in California’s Carpool Lane

Did you know you can drive a pickup truck in a California carpool lane, even if you’re a single occupant? But not just any pickup truck; it’s your compressed natural gas (CNG) truck that may qualify you.

Operators of model years 2014 and 2015 Ford Super Duty 6.2 liter pickup trucks equipped with a dedicated  CNG Westport WiNG™ Power System (formerly BAF Technologies) now qualify for a carpool lane decal under the Clean Air Vehicle program. California’s program for Clean Air Vehicles allows single-occupant vehicles with a valid sticker to travel in the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane.

August 20, 2014

Westport Receives EPA Certification for Model Year 2015 Vehicles

Westport WiNG™ Power System Ford E-450 and F-450/550/650/59 EPA Certified

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the model year (MY) 2015 Ford E-450 and F-450, F-550, F-650 and F-59 featuring the Westport WiNG™ Power System. All the vehicles are certified for the 6.8L V10 engine. Each model is available with a gaseous prep package from the Ford factory.

California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification on these MY 2015 vehicles is expected to follow soon.

As the leading partner in Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program, Westport currently offers nine MY 2015 vehicles that are EPA certified. Westport vehicles offer QVM products developed in conjunction with Ford, featuring original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality.

All Westport operated trucks undergo the same safety testing required for all Ford OEM products and the Ford warranty remains intact.

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August 15, 2014

Covering Ground - Noble Energy’s NGVs

A day in the life of a bi-fuel pickup truck in Noble Energy’s fleet includes driving around 100 square miles (160 kms) – 1,800 miles (2900 kms) a month on average – in the resource-rich Denver-Julesburg Basin, east of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Noble Energy’s fleet of over 100 natural gas trucks comprises roughly 10 per cent of its total U.S. fleet of about 700, mostly light-duty trucks. 

The company began purchasing alternative fuel, light duty vehicles in 2009 and 2010. Bobby Randolph, a Senior Purchasing Agent with Noble, says the number of public stations – where Noble’s fleet fills up - has been steadily growing in Colorado.

“Colorado has expanded its network quite a bit and it’s helped with the logistics of fuelling our fleet,” he says. “We still need more [stations], but it’s helping us out a lot.”

August 12, 2014

Austin Driver Celebrates Winning Several Years of Free CNG

After winning a free fuel card loaded with 1,000 gasoline gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas (CNG) from Westport and Clean Energy Fuels, Wayne Snead says he won’t need to pay to fill up his natural gas vehicle (NGV) for a long time. 

“I love it,” Wayne says. “I’m set for three to four years.” He who won the card after the Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (GHNGVA) did a draw for the free fuel card amongst its members after the GHNGVA won the card from a Westport social media contest in May.
Wayne Snead won't pay to fill up his Honda Civic GX with CNG
fuel for the next three or four years, after winning a free fuel card
from Westport and Clean Energy Fuels.

Wayne is a CNG specialist in business development in Austin, Texas at Texas Gas Service. Both in his job at Texas Gas and as a member of the GHNGVA, he’s a proponent of expanding the number of natural gas stations in Texas.

“The GHNVA members collaborate on things all over the state, trying to grow the infrastructure in this area,” he says. “We’re all in it together.”

Texas Gas operates a Conservation Program which provides more than one million dollars annually through rebates to customers who switch to natural gas. The program webpage explains the rebate options available for the purchase of an NGV for businesses or residents.

“I decided to start walking the talk,” Wayne says of his decision to purchase a Honda Civic GX around six weeks ago. Currently he says he pays $17 to fill up his eight gallon tank, getting around 250 miles (400 kms) per tank for city driving and 300 miles (482 kms) for highway. Usually he fills up at the Clean Energy Station at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Thanks to his free fuel card, Wayne won’t be paying to fill up his NGV anytime soon. 

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August 8, 2014

U.S. Senators Inhofe and Donnelly Introduce Bill to Increase Weight Limits of Natural Gas Trucks on Highways

Natural gas vehicles have found key supporters in the U.S. senate when last week, Senators Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and Joe Donnelly of Indiana introduced a bill to increase the weight limitations of heavy-duty natural gas trucks operating on U.S. highways. The proposed bill, the Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Competitiveness Act of 2014 (S. 2721), would allow a natural gas truck to “exceed the weight limit by the difference between the additional weight of the natural gas fuel system in use and the weight of a comparable diesel tank fueling system.”*