ShowTimes Clean Fuel & Vehicle News

Past Event Coverage

Westport for CNG Shuttles

October 12, 2014 by Kirk Fetzer in APTA Expo 2014 with 0 Comments

Dallas-based Westport is promoting its Ford-chassis compressed natural gas conversions, displaying a Ford Transit van with 3.7-liter V-6 engine outfitted as a 12-passenger shuttle bus, and an E-450 strip chassis with 6.8-liter V-10 engine, the platform for a variety of bus or truck configurations, at Booth 3759.

CNG-fueled Ford E-450 chassis shuttle buses by Westport for DFW, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

CNG-fueled Ford E-450 chassis shuttle buses by Westport for DFW, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Both are dedicated-CNG vehicles, meaning they operate 100% on natural gas. Their spark-ignition engines are supplied as “gaseous-prep” by Ford, with hardened valves and seats suitable for natural gas operation.

The E-450 has been certified by both the U.S. EPA and the California Air Resources Board. EPA certification for the Transit – a Ford model that’s new for 2015 – is pending, with CARB certification to follow, says Westport GM Paul Shaffer.

Westport is a Ford QVM – Qualified Vehicle Modifier. Its CNG vehicles are available through Ford dealers and carry full Ford warranties.
Westport last month completed the conversion to CNG of 40 new E-450 cutaway chassis shuttle buses for DFW, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Starcraft-body vehicles have CNG fuel tanks from Luxfer (Booth 3458).

Vancouver-based Westport acquired the Dallas operation known as BAF Technologies from Clean Energy Fuels (Booth 3755) in June 2013. 
At the time, BAF had converted more than 20,000 Ford vehicles to CNG.

Westport is giving away six $100 Visa gift cards here this week.

Related Posts

Upcoming Publication
ACT Expo and EDTA 2016  
Editorial Team
Editor: Rich Piellisch
Writers:
Jamie Knapp

Publication Information
ShowTimes magazine is produced in print (and now online) form at trade shows in the Clean Transportation Industry. Find more information at Convention & Trade show News
Advertising
For information on advertising on in our printed issues or this website, please contact Convention and Trade Show News.
Back Issues
Complete back issues of our print magazine available at here.