Westport optimizes alternative fuel options for fleets with Ford 5.0L F-150 dedicated propane package
Westport Innovations Inc. announced the company will offer dedicated, liquid propane systems for 2016 Ford 5.0L F-150 pickups in addition to Westport’s compressed natural gas (CNG) package.
Both fuel options are part of the Westport WiNG™ Power System and are expected to be certified to EPA and CARB standards.
“We understand that many fleets use different types of alternative fuels based on availability and business needs,” said Paul Shaffer, vice president and managing director of Westport’s Dallas operations.
“By offering dedicated liquid propane in addition to bi-fuel and dedicated CNG vehicles, we are evolving to a full-service alternative fuel provider for fleets operating the popular Ford F-150s,” says Shaffer. “We are putting the needs of fleets first and delivering stability to our customers’ supply chain by offering diverse alternative fuel options.”
The benefits of Westport’s new liquid propane system include:
- Standard 24 gallon fuel tank or optional 16 gallon tank
- Simplified maintenance of an easily replaceable inline filter
- No additional scanning tools required for diagnostic service
- Fuel pump life expectancy of 150,000 miles
- Consistent volumetric efficiency resulting in superior power and emissions when compared to existing vapor propane systems
While most liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) offerings in the market today take up valuable truck bed space, Westport’s tank packages will be located underbody, thereby creating additional capability and productivity for fleets.
Visit Westport’s website for more information about the Westport WiNG™ Power System dedicated propane, as well as bi-fuel and dedicated CNG Ford vehicles at www.westport.com/wing.