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May 12, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Alternative Fuels, CNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ford E-450 Cutaway Chassis Truck Displayed by Westport

Westport displayed a CNG-fueled Ford E-450 cutaway chassis U-Haul box truck with at ACT Expo 2014.

Dedicated-CNG U-Haul truck displayed by Westport at ACT Expo 2014

Dedicated-CNG U-Haul truck displayed by Westport at ACT Expo 2014

The truck and seven others are available for rental by U-Haul fleet in the Los Angeles area. Conversions were done at Westport’s (formerly BAF) facility in Dallas and by National Fleet Services of Ohio, also a Ford QVM/Qualified Vehicle Modifier.

U-Haul also operates 16 propane autogas trucks in Los Angeles, with dedicated fuel systems by Roush CleanTech, installed by National Fleet Services of Ohio.

Westport’s new sales manager for the West, Gordon Lilley, with Jamie Henry and Juliet Wells, also of Westport, as the company unveiled the first California-certified CNG-fueled Ford F-150 pickup at the start of ACT Expo 2014 on Monday, May 5. The Westport WiNG dedicated-CNG F-150, which is also certified by the U.S. EPA, is available with 17-gasoline gallon equivalent fuel capacity, 23 GGE, or 27 GGE.

Westport’s new sales manager for the West, Gordon Lilley, with Jamie Henry and Juliet Wells, also of Westport, as the company unveiled the first California-certified CNG-fueled Ford F-150 pickup at the start of ACT Expo 2014 on Monday, May 5. The Westport WiNG dedicated-CNG F-150, which is also certified by the U.S. EPA, is available with 17-gasoline gallon equivalent fuel capacity, 23 GGE, or 27 GGE. Kirk Fetzer photo

Besides the U-Haul E-450 at ACT Expo 2014, Westport showed off the first CNG-fueled Ford F-150 pickup to secure California Air Resources Board certification.

New Sales Managers

The CARB nod for the dedicated-CNG F-150 with 3.7-liter engine with Westport WiNG conversion was announced last month (F&F, April 19).

Westport named Gordon Lilley and Jeff Collins as its new western regional and East Coast sales managers on the eve of ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.

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