Westport is launching a new stocking program that will see its natural gas vehicles available at select Ford dealerships across the United States. In Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Florida participating dealerships will be stocking a wide range of bi-fuel and dedicated Westport WiNG™ Power System compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles including the Ford F-150, F-250, the all-new Transit Van and the F-59.
“This is a game-changer,” says Paul Shaffer, Westport Dallas vice president and managing director. “The wait time will be cut to as little as a couple of days from placement of order to receipt of vehicle. This allows fleets to take advantage of the benefits of CNG that much quicker.”
The purpose of the Westport Stocking Program, expected to be in place by early 2015, is to have product readily available for purchase without having to wait for the vehicle to be built -- it is expected to reduce customer wait times by up to 120 days.
The program also affords fleets and customers the opportunity to test or demo the vehicles from their local Ford participating dealer.