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AVL and Westport to Deliver Next-Generation HPDI Technology


Westport Innovations and AVL List, a leading independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains for OEMs, have entered into an agreement to deliver next-generation High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) gas technology.

This agreement enables Westport and AVL to leverage Westport’s proprietary HPDI 2.0 natural gas technology, along with AVL’s engine and powertrain development capabilities, proprietary techniques and global market reach.

“As concern about transportation greenhouse gas emissions continues to grow, one of the simplest and cost-effective approaches for OEMs is to offer HPDI 2.0 natural gas versions of their commercial vehicles,” said David Demers, Westport’s CEO. “HPDI 2.0 is compatible with the world’s most advanced diesel engines and offers a fast path to market for high-performance trucks and off-road vehicles.”

AVL’s global network of more than 7,470 employees and numerous technical centers will be available to support parallel engine development programs to ensure OEMs can take advantage of HPDI technology. OEM customers will continue to source HPDI 2.0 components and technology directly from Westport.