Westport Innovations Inc. has reported that it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the dedicated CNG and bi-fuel CNG Westport WiNG™ Power System models of the Ford 5.0L F-150 trucks for Model Year (MY) 2016.
This is the first time that Ford has offered gaseous prep in the 5.0L F-150. With CNG and LPG capable engines, the F-150 5.0L is the only half-ton pickup in the market offered by an original equipment manufacturer.
As well as achieving EPA certification for the dedicated CNG and Bi-Fuel CNG models, Westport has secured EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification on a number of other MY 2016 vehicles, including the F-250/350 6.2L in both bi-fuel (EPA) and dedicated (EPA and CARB); the F-450/550 6.8L in dedicated CNG (EPA); and the E-450 6.8L in dedicated CNG (EPA).
Westport also has pending certifications for the F-150 dedicated CNG (CARB); F-150 dedicated LPG (EPA and CARB); Transit Van/Wagon 3.7L dedicated CNG (EPA and CARB); and the E-450 dedicated CNG (CARB).
Paul Shaffer, Vice President and Managing Director of Westport Dallas, commented: "We recognise that different fleets require different types of alternative fuels and, whether it is natural gas or propane that a company desires, we are dedicated to meet this preference with a certified vehicle. The EPA certification of the Dedicated CNG and Bi-Fuel CNG F-150 is further evidence that fleets can meet their business needs while also cutting emissions.”
The F-150 is available with a 2016 MY 5.0L V8 package and a 17 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) or 23 GGE tank.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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