Westport Earns CARB Certificate for Ford Transit Connect and F-150 Trucks
Westport Innovations announced it has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the dedicated CNG Westport WiNG Power System used in the Ford Transit Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon, and the F-150 truck for model year 2016.
Both the Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon models of the dedicated CNG Transit 3.7L have been certified as Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) in recognition of their emissions cutting abilities. This certification is valid for the Transit T-250 and T-350 cargo vans, and passenger wagons up to 10,000 gross vehicle weight. The certification qualifies these vehicles for high occupancy vehicle lane access in California, offering fleets improved productivity and cost savings.
“CARB is a very tough standard to meet but we now have a range of certified vehicles which are compliant in all 15 of the states that have adopted the CARB regulations,” said Paul Shaffer, Vice President and Managing Director of Westport Dallas. “The Transit and F-150 are both the best sellers in their class and serve everyone from super shuttle drivers to tradesmen.”
The F-150 features two in-bed tank package options, as well as an underbody option which provides greater flexibility and preserves bed space. Customers will need to submit their orders before the order book closes for the F-150 MY2016 on July 1.