Westport expands Ford Super Duty line natural gas offerings

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Natural gas-powered Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks will be available with Westport natural gas engines starting in the middle of next year, Westport announced Dec. 3. The product offerings complement the Westport WiNG natural gas lineup already available in the F-250 and F-350, Westport says in its announcement.

“Our CNG bifuel systems for Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks have been very well received and as a result, our customers are making increasing requests for customized options and natural gas trucks with higher gross weights,” said John Lapetz, vice president of Westport’s North America Vehicle Programs.

The trucks will be built at the Westport Kentucky Integration Center, which is a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier facility located next to Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant, Westport says, and the models will be assembled as an integrated package. 

The WiNG system for the F-250 and F-350 trucks cost $9,500, and, Westport says in the announcement, “the new natural gas-powered Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty truck models will be offered at an equally competitive price.”