Federal Approval of Both Dedicated and Bi-Fuel CNG F-150s,
EPA Also Certifies Westport for CNG E-450 with 6.8-Liter Engine
Westport has secured U.S. EPA certification of its dedicated-compressed natural gas and CNG-gasoline bi-fuel versions of model year Ford F-150 pickups, says Paul Shaffer, VP and managing director of the company’s Dallas upfit center.
The trucks are powered by Ford’s 5.0-liter Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) engine. Availability of the gaseous-prep version of the popular V-8 was announced at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas this past May (F&F, May 4).
Westport has also received the EPA nod for dedicated-CNG vehicles with Ford’s E-450 chassis powered by the automaker’s 6.8-liter V-10, Shaffer told F&F.
In other recent news, Westport said it would work with CleanFuel USA on propane autogas-fueled Ford F-150 pickups (F&F, November 12).
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Source: Westport with Fleets & Fuels follow-up