Canadian Westport Fuel Systems (here an interview with CEO David Johnson) has signed a development contract with global heavy-duty truck manufacturer on proprietary next-gen LNG HPDI fuel system for the Euro 7 platform. The name of the truck manufacturer was not disclosed yet.

According to Wesport, the value of the development program is estimated to be USD$33 million and will be funded by the OEM. Work on the program is already underway with a targeted launch of the new LNG and liquified biomethane fueled product within a few years. Indeed, Westport’s Next Generation HPDI fuel system has been developed to meet the Euro 7 standards.

Westport’s fuel system suitable with Euro 7 requirements

The new fuel system is an evolution of the existing HPDI LNG truck application from the OEM that is commercially available today and has been on the road for several years. “This new program exemplifies our longstanding relationship with the OEM, emphasizing our shared vision of creating sustainable transport solutions around the world. Our LNG HPDI fuel system enables long-haul trucks to significantly reduce CO2 emissions now while fully meeting a fleet’s performance demands for payload, performance, and durability, as well as stringent Euro 7 emission regulations”, said Anders Johansson, vice president of Heavy-Duty OEM for Westport Fuel Systems. “Our collaboration advances our realistic, affordable and immediately available solution for fleets to achieve their decarbonization goals as well as driving the acceleration and scaling of development for global market adoption for a variety of OEMs”.

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