VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), a leading
provider of high-performance, alternative fuel engines for the global
market, announced today that Navistar will offer the Cummins Westport
ISL G in the International® TranStar and WorkStar trucks.
The ISL G is the #1 natural gas engine in North America, with over
13,000 engines produced since it was first introduced in 2007. While
initial success was in the transit and refuse markets, more recently
the conventional truck market has shown an interest in natural gas.
Roe East, President of Cummins Westport, commented, "Adding Navistar
completes the listing of the ISL G with all major North American truck
OEMs and reaffirms Cummins Westport's position of market leadership for
natural gas engines."
About the Cummins Westport ISL G
The Cummins Westport ISL G, an 8.9 litre stoichiometric cooled-exhaust
gas recirculation (EGR) engine, is certified to 2010 EPA emissions,
reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and offers top-level performance and
efficiency. The ISL G engine is a purpose built natural gas engine
manufactured in the Cummins Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, NC that
operates on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural
gas (LNG), both of which are cost effective, low carbon, and low
emissions fuels. With ratings up to 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque,
the ISL G features maintenance free three way catalyst (TWC)
aftertreatment, and does not require the use of selective catalytic
reduction (SCR) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF) More information
about the ISL G can be found at: www.cumminswestport.com/products/islg.php
About Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. manufactures and sells the world's widest range of
low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial transportation
applications such as trucks and buses. CWI is a joint venture of
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a corporation of complementary business units
that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related
technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling,
filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems,
and Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT / TSX:WPT), a leading
developer of technologies that allow engines to operate on
clean-burning fuels such as natural gas, hydrogen, and
hydrogen-enriched natural gas (HCNG). www.cumminswestport.com
Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Cummins
Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the
environment in which it operates, which are based on Cummins Westport's
estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks
and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, or are beyond Cummins
Westport's control and may cause actual results, levels of activity,
performance or achievements to be materially different from any future
results, levels of activities, performance or achievements expressed in
or implied by these forward looking statements. These risks include
risks relating to the timing and availability of Cummins Westport
products, and other risk factors discussed in Westport Innovations Inc.
most recent Annual Information Form and other filings with securities
regulators. Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance
on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking
statements relate to the date on which they are made. Cummins Westport
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
SOURCE Cummins Westport Inc.
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