November 12, 2015

Westport Teams with CleanFuel USA for Propane Autogas-Powered 2016 Ford F-150 to Boost Fleet Sustainability Efforts

Supporting Westport’s introduction of the F-150 propane truck this summer, we’re announcing our agreement with CleanFUEL USA®, an industry leader in propane autogas technology, to serve as a supplier for the Westport WiNG™ 2016 Ford 5.0L F-150. The Westport WiNG™ Power System will employ the CleanFUEL USA Liquid Propane Injection (LPI®) technology. Westport's F-150 with propane (also known as LPG) offers Ford QCM/QVM warranty protection with expected EPA and CARB certifications.

“CleanFUEL USA and Westport are both providing high quality, alternative fuel-powered fleet vehicles with lower emissions and vast economic benefits,” said Curtis Donaldson, founder and managing partner at CleanFUEL USA. “The Westport WiNG Power System propane offering demonstrates that, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with future opportunities.”

The F-150 includes Ford’s new propane gaseous-prep package, now available on model year 2016 vehicles. The truck is equipped with a 5.0 liter engine and new body with high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy, reducing the weight of the truck by as much as 700 lbs. The fuel packages include a standard 23-gallon underbody tank, an extended 39-gallon underbody tank, or an in-bed 60-gallon tank. Westport is a Ford QVM, so the Westport F-150 propane certified truck with the Westport WiNG™ Power System is supported by the Ford OEM warranty, and is now available to order.

“With the 2016 Ford F-150, Westport is delivering a variety of alternative fuel solutions for fleets,” said Paul Shaffer, vice president and managing director of Westport’s Dallas operations. “In addition to the dedicated LPI technology, Westport offers a compressed natural gas option to support sustainability for corporations, municipalities and organizations using the popular utility vehicle. We are pleased to team up with CleanFUEL USA in bringing this high-performing, environmentally-friendly propane truck to market.”

If you’re going to the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo November 18-19, 2015, in Washington, D.C., come and check out the LPI F-150 with the Westport WiNG™ Power System in the Propane Education and Research Council’s booth #3413. 

For more information about Westport’s alternative fuel options for the MY2016 Ford F-150, visit the Westport website.

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