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Westport bi-fuel Ford Super Duty

Bruce Smith March 7, 2012

Bi-fuel Super Duty available

Westport LD F-250/350 goes into production for May availability; considerable fuel cost reduction for fleets

Westport Light Duty will begin producing bi-fuel Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks in May, the company said today at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN.

The trucks are produced in a facility adjacent to Ford’s Louisville, KY, truck plant.

As a result, said John Howell, senior marketing director, the trucks never leave Ford’s inventory control system and are not subject to re-entry fees or other charges typically associated with upfitting commercial vehicles.

Howell says Westport LD’s goal is to provide users with a key-ready experience. “When they take delivery of these vehicles and turn the key, we don’t what them to feel any difference than if they were sitting in a conventional Ford Super Duty truck,” he says.

“And that holds true for the whole ownership experience in terms of maintenance and warranty. It will be transparent compared to a gasoline powered Ford Super Duty.”

Westport LD pulled the cover off their 2013 Super Duty at the 2012 NTEA Work Truck Show. The new pickups run on both CNG and gasoline. The bi-fuel Fords, which carry full factory warranty, will be available through local Ford dealers in May.

Westport LD’s Super Duty models have a range from 200 to 350 miles when operating on CNG, depending on tank size.

Overall vehicle range extends to over 600 miles when the 32 gallon gasoline tank is factored into the equation.

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