VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Westport Innovations Inc. is lowering the price of its Westport WiNG Power System. By making natural gas vehicles (NGVs) more affordable and accessible for U.S. fleets, the company is helping to reduce reliance on imported oil while supporting economic growth.
Starting with the 2013 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup truck models, the Westport WiNG System will be priced at $9,500 (down from $9,750). To achieve the reduction, Westport worked with its suppliers to lower the cost of components, while maintaining quality and performance standards.
Announced in 2011 and now in full production, the Westport WiNG System powers Ford’s F-250 and F-350 trucks with a bi-fuel system (compressed natural gas [CNG] and gasoline) that can save fleets up to $2 or more per gallon in fuel costs and demonstrate positive payback in about two years. The Westport WiNG System also eliminates risk or anxiety in long distance driving with a 300-mile driving range on CNG alone, and 650-mile range with both tanks full.
“We are doing this to make CNG vehicles more accessible to large and small fleets as well as to individuals,” said John Lapetz Westport LD VP and managing director. “Westport feels it is extremely important to accelerate the adoption of natural gas vehicles that have the potential to cut operating costs, reduce emissions, and take advantage of an abundant, domestic resource.”