Westport, Clean Energy team up for free CNG

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Updated Dec 13, 2013

If you’re looking at switching your fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) and a reduced cost at the pump hasn’t already sealed the deal, Westport has thrown another chip on the table: They’ll give you CNG for free.

Westport is offering free compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel through any public access Clean Energy CNG station in the U.S. to customers who order five or more Westport WiNG Power System operated vehicles between now and the end of the month. 

Westport offers a wide range of Ford natural gas vehicles including the F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks and Transit Connect vans.

RELATED: Ford recently announced the first CNG-capable Ford F-150 rolled off the line in Kansas City. 

The free fuel credits are offered on a “first-come-first-served” basis, and up to 750,000 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) of CNG fuel will be given away by Westport during the promotion, the company says. 

Westport Communications Specialist Erica Simpson says a fleet ordering five Westport WiNG powered Ford F-150 trucks, for example, would receive 500 GGEs of free CNG per truck, offering a savings of $10,755 in their operating budget and the equivalent of saving $1,195 on each CNG vehicle fuel system.

“Alternately, if a fleet purchases 50 or more vehicles, it will receive 2,500 GGEs of free CNG per truck, which is equivalent to saving $239,000 in fuel or $4,780 on each CNG fuel system,” she adds. “The free fuel program is set-up on a stair-step basis depending on how many vehicles are ordered – the more a fleet orders the more free fuel it will receive.”

Fleets have until December 31, 2015 to use their free fuel credits.