GÖTEBORG, Sweden, September 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Westport Delivers First 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel Cars -
Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, today announced delivery of the first 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel cars to key customer Sunfleet, a Volvo car sharing organization in Sweden. A total of 42 vehicles will be delivered and put into service between now and October.
"We are very proud to be able to offer the new Volvo Bi-Fuel to Sunfleet's customers. Together with a biogas contract from the fuel suppliers, this is a first-class alternative with minimal environmental impact," says Peter Alguren, Managing Director of Sunfleet.
Sunfleet operates approximately 1,000 cars in its car sharing business in Sweden, including 53 Volvo Bi-Fuel cars from Westport. The bi-fuel vehicles are available in seven of the company's nearly 50 locations: Göteborg, Kungsbacka, Lerum, Linköping, Lund, Malmö, and Västerås.
Sunfleet plans to increase bi-fuel vehicle availability depending on customer needs and infrastructure availability. For example, the car sharing service is adding bi-fuel cars to the Älmhult location beginning in September with seven new Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel cars. Sweden has a growing network of natural gas fuelling instrastructure, now consisting of more than 70% biogas.
The 2016 Volvo Bi-Fuel is based on Volvo's new two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain family. Part of the Volvo Engine Architecture family - ranked as one of the best engine families in the world - this engine offers 245 HP and 350NM in torque with emissions as low as 40g CO2/km (according to the Swedish Transport Administration's calculation method for biomethane), and is considered one of the greenest, most powerful natural gas engines in the world.
Westport engineers the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles. More than that, we are fundamentally changing the way the world travels the roads, rails and seas. We work with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide from design through to production, creating products to meet the growing demand for vehicle technology that will reduce both emissions and fuel costs. To learn more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.
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