Westport rolls out Ford bi-fuel engine

Westport Innovations Inc. made its Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks April 1.

The trucks are exclusively available for order at Westport authorized Ford dealerships and come with a warranty matching the Ford warranty for all similar powertrain and emissions components.

“Many standard configurations exist for bodies with a minimum of 84CA used in combination with a tank pack and custom bi-fuel configurations can be engineered for virtually any second-unit body with a minimum order of 10 units,” John Howell , Senior Director, Marketing, Westport says.

Starting at a price of $9,500, the Westport WiNG Power System is integrated on the 6.8-liter V10 engine of the Ford F-450 and F-550 trucks and offers a combined fuel range of approximately 650 miles (at nine MPG) with maximum CNG capacity (42 gasoline gallon equivalent) and a standard 40-gallon gasoline tank capacity. For customers who want to eliminate the anxiety of operating on natural gas only, the Super Duty trucks with the Westport system will run on conventional gasoline once the CNG fuel is depleted.