Cummins Westport Announces Award for over 900 Natural Gas Buses Powered by ISL
VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2013
~New Transit Fleet Order from LA and San Diego Largest Ever in North America~
VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), a leading
provider of high-performance, alternative fuel engines for the North American
on-highway market, is supplying engines for two of the largest natural gas
transit fleet orders in North America to date.
In January, LA Metro announced its plans to order 550 New Flyer Xcelsior
natural gas buses, powered with the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 litre engine to
be deployed in 2014 and 2015, with an option to purchase an additional 350
buses in 2016 for both its own fleet and contract operators. LA Metro has one
of the largest transit fleets in North America.
"We have had a good working relationship with Cummins Westport," said John
Drayton, Manager for Vehicle Technology for LA Metro. "There are more than
1,500 natural gas buses in our fleet running on CWI engines. LA Metro is
dedicated to being 100 percent natural gas, and CWI is a valued partner in
In December 2012, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) announced
the decision to purchase up to 350 Gillig 40-foot low floor buses and 118 New
Flyer 60-foot low floor articulated buses, all powered with the CWI ISL G
8.9L. SDMTS will receive 47 articulated buses and 50 forty-foot buses in 2013,
with another 50 per year being delivered to replace buses in the current
compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled fleet over the following four years.
"San Diego's transit system has been on the path of natural gas transportation
for a long time, and our fleet is composed of 80 percent CNG vehicles," said
Julio Ortiz, Director of Maintenance with SDMTS. "We have always been a good
customer of CWI."
Currently, there are more than 7,000 buses in municipal service across North
America fueled by natural gas.
"Substantial orders such as these from LA Metro and San Diego are ongoing
evidence of the growing acceptance of natural gas in the transit market," said
Jim Arthurs, President, Cummins Westport.
About the Cummins Westport ISL G
The Cummins Westport ISL G, an 8.9 litre stoichiometric cooled-exhaust gas
recirculation (EGR) engine, is certified to 2010 EPA emissions, reduces
greenhouse gas emissions, and offers top-level performance and efficiency. The
ISL G engine is a purpose built natural gas engine manufactured in the Cummins
Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, NC that operates on either compressed natural gas
(CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), both of which are cost effective, low
carbon, and low emissions fuels. With ratings up to 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of
torque, the ISL G features maintenance free three way catalyst (TWC)
aftertreatment, and does not require the use of selective catalytic reduction
(SCR) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF) More information about the ISL G
can be found at: www.cumminswestport.com/models/isl-g
About Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. sells the world's widest range of low-emissions
alternative fuel engines for commercial transportation applications such as
trucks and buses. CWI is a joint venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), a
corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture,
distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical
power generation systems, and Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT /
TSX:WPT), a leading developer of technologies that allow engines to operate on
clean-burning fuels such as natural gas, hydrogen, and hydrogen-enriched
natural gas (HCNG). www.cumminswestport.com
Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Cummins
Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the environment
in which it operates, which are based on Cummins Westport's estimates,
forecasts and projections. These statements include specifically statements
regarding the timing for delivery of the referenced buses and are not
guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties that are difficult to predict, or are beyond Cummins Westport's
control and may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or
achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of
activities, performance or achievements expressed in or implied by these
forward looking statements. These risks include risks relating to the timing
and availability of Cummins Westport products, and other risk factors
discussed in Westport Innovations Inc. most recent Annual Information Form and
other filings with securities regulators. Consequently, readers should not
place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition,
these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made.
Cummins Westport disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise. The contents of any website referenced in this press
release are not incorporated by reference herein.
SOURCE Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. / Westport Innovations Inc.
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
Westport Innovations Inc.
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