December 10, 2013
Westport Innovations Inc. unveiled Tuesday its next generation of high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology platform.
Dubbed Westport HPDI 2.0, the new generation of natural gas technology will provide global vehicle and engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a vertically integrated natural gas solution with breakthrough price, performance, and fuel economy.
Where performance, emissions and efficiency matter, HPDI 2.0 offers benefits that will be irresistible to fleet customers shifting to natural gas in their operations,” says David Demers, CEO of Westport. “As the potential for natural gas is now apparent in all global vehicle and off-road markets, HPDI 2.0 will allow OEMs to introduce high performance, fully integrated products that match state of the art diesel performance, but can be produced without expensive and challenging investments in facilities, product development, and testing.”
Our sister site, Hard Working Trucks, says Westport is now working with seven OEM applications with engine sizes ranging from trucks to trains at various stages of development with the goal of vertically integrated Westport HPDI 2.0 OEM product lines.
Westport says its first generation HPDI systems have been delivered on more than 1,200 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks since 2010, and in partnership with Peterbilt and Kenworth dealers, Westport will be able to offer compatible next generation system features to our existing customers, as some HPDI 2.0 components are applicable to first generation HPDI.