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Westport CNG Ford Transits for 2015

July 22, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dedicated-CNG Westport WiNG Upfits for Vans and Cutaways

Westport is adding to its 2015 model year line-up of compressed natural gas Ford vehicles, offering dedicated-CNG versions of Ford’s new Transit van and cutaway models. The all-CNG vehicles will be both U.S. EPA- and California Air Resources Board-certified, Westport says. updated July 25

Westport promises both U.S. EPA and California certification of its dedicated-CNG Ford Transit vans and cutaways for model year 2015.

Westport promises both U.S. EPA and California certification of its dedicated-CNG Ford Transit vans and cutaways for model year 2015.

The upfitter previously announced both dedicated-CNG and CNG-gasoline bi-fuel versions of the smaller Ford Transit Connect for 2015 (F&F, June 3).

Westport anticipates as many as five dozen different configurations for its CNG-fueled Ford Transit vans and cutaways. Van CNG cylinder placement possibilities are shown in a flyer circulated on July 25.

Westport dedicated-CNG Ford Transit van fuel cylinder placement possibilities are shown in a flyer circulated on July 25.

Westport’s Transit vans and cutaways employ Ford’s 3.7-liter V-6 gaseous-prep engine.

20 or 23 GGEs

Westport anticipates as many as five dozen different configurations for its CNG-fueled Ford Transit vans and cutaways, with 20 or 23 gasoline gallon equivalent tank packages.

“Our compressed natural gas fueling system offers equivalent fuel economy and mileage, and a longer driving range compared to gasoline-only Ford Transit vans,” the company says.

Westport plans to use Q-Lite brand Type IV CNG fuel systems from Quantum for at least some of its numerous Transit variants.


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Source: Westport with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

 

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