October 17, 2016

Westport Names A-1 as Exclusive Distributor for the Growing Shuttle Bus Market

Westport has named A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems as its exclusive national distributor for compressed natural gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – or propane auto gas - fuel systems targeting the growing shuttle bus market, which utilize the E-450 and F-450/550 chassis.
Shuttle bus with Ford E-450 chassis

A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems has locations in Fresno, California and Elkhart, Indiana – both recognized by Ford under their Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program.

“Combining Westport’s extensive background as a Ford QVM approved system developer and A-1’s depth of experience in the shuttle bus industry, this partnership provides customers with a strong support network nationwide,” says Paul Shaffer, Vice President and Managing Director of Westport’s DOEM, North America Business “We are excited about A-1 representing Westport nationally and believe this represents the next step in growing our presence within the shuttle bus industry.”

“This partnership makes a lot of sense, as both A-1 and Westport have provided alternative fuel solutions to the shuttle bus market for many years,” said A-1’s National Sales Manager Will Gutilla.
“We are confident that together we will offer not only a high-quality product, but also tremendous post-delivery support to shuttle bus users all over the country.”

To learn more about Westport‘s CNG and LPG products, please visit westport.com/wing.