VANCOUVER, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Cummins Westport announced today that
it has received certification for its Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), meeting both the
EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency
rules that will take effect in 2014. Limited production of the ISX12 G
begins in April, with full production scheduled to start in August.
"With EPA certification, the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine meets
exacting North American emissions standards," said Jim Arthurs,
President, Cummins Westport. "Our field tests have had good results,
and we're pleased to achieve this important certification milestone.
We're truly looking forward to starting production of this engine next
The ISX12 G natural gas engine is based on the Cummins ISX12 diesel
engine platform and operates exclusively on natural gas (compressed
natural gas or liquefied natural gas) utilizing Cummins Westport's
proprietary spark-ignited, stoichiometric combustion with cooled
exhaust gas recirculation (SEGR) technology, first introduced with the
Cummins Westport ISL G.
The Cummins Westport ISX12 G will be on display at the Cummins booth at
the Mid-America Trucking Show. It will also be featured in trucks on
display by Freightliner, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt, and Volvo.
About Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited
natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation
applications such as trucks and buses. Cummins Westport 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 global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies
that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed
natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and biofuels
such as landfill gas. 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 include
specifically, statements regarding the estimated timing for limited and
full production of the ISX12 G engine. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve
risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, or are beyond
Cummins Westport's control. 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 except as required by
applicable securities legislation.
SOURCE: Cummins Westport Inc.
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