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Westport LD Grand Opening in Kentucky

June 23, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Westport LD will stage a grand opening of its Westport Kentucky Integration Center on June 26. The new WKIC is integrated with the Ford assembly plant in Louisville.

Westport LD’€™s WKIC, the€“ Westport Kentucky Integration Center, integrated with the Ford assembly plant in Louisville, formally opens its doors on June 26.

Westport LD offers bi-fuel CNG-gasoline conversions of Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups, using its proprietary Westport “WiNG” power system. Regular, super and crew cabs are available, as are both two- and four-wheel drive.

The Westport WiNG upfits, priced at $9,750, are designed for both U.S. EPA and California certification. Westport LD offers two compressed natural gas fuel cylinder tank packages: a standard Type IV tank from Xperion holding 18.4 gasoline gallon equivalents, and an optional ($1,200), lighter-weight all-carbon Type IV tank from Quantum Technologies holding 24.5 GGEs.

Westport LD is trumpeting a combined range of more than 600 miles for the bi-fuel vehicles.

Westport WiNGman at work

Westport LD is a Ford QVM

The Westport LD pickups have 6.2-liter engines. Westport LD is a Ford QVM – Qualified Vehicle Modifier.

The trucks are sold and serviced throughout the U.S. exclusively by Westport LD-authorized Ford dealer distributors.

In addition to a morning ribbon-cutting and ride-and-drive at the Westport Kentucky Integration Center on June 26, the firm is planning an evening reception with live music and refreshments.

Westport LD is a unit of Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT).

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Source: Westport LD invitation and Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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