Westport announces new development program for Chinese market
Westport Fuel Systems announced that it has entered into definitive development and supply agreements with Weichai Westport Inc. to develop, market, and commercialize a heavy-duty, natural gas engine featuring the Westport HPDI 2.0 technology, based on one of Weichai Power Co.'s heavy-duty engine platforms. Weichai Power and WWI are affiliates of the Weichai Holding Group Co. Under the new development program for the Chinese market, Westport Fuel Systems will support the adaptation of the Westport HPDI 2.0 technology onto one of Weichai Power's heavy-duty engine platforms. The new natural gas engine will be certified to meet China VI emissions standards and is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019. "We have achieved another milestone by fully and formally supporting our partner, Weichai, a dominant engine producer in China, in the development of clean heavy-duty vehicles to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in China," said Nancy Gougarty, CEO of Westport Fuel Systems.