Cummins Westport Receives Engine Order From San Diego MTS

Posted on April 11, 2008

Cummins Westport Inc., a provider of alternative fuelled engines announced an order with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System for 250 CWI ISL G engines to be installed in New Flyer, 40 ft. low-floor vehicles.

“San Diego MTS is a repeat customer, has significantly increased its natural gas engine fleet with this order and continues to be a strong advocate for lower emissions,” said Gordon Exel, CWI's vice president and general manager, Americas. “These new engines will help San Diego MTS to operate one of the cleanest available transit engines. Additionally, the combination of low emission natural gas technology in the CWI ISL G and Cummins' customer support will provide San Diego MTS with robust products and exceptional service.”

According to Cummins Westport, the ISL G engine surpasses EPA 2007 phase-in levels and meets 2010 emissions standards. The ISL G engine is based on Cummins Inc.’s ISL platform, leveraging Cummins' exhaust gas recirculation with stoichiometric combustion which allows the use of a three way catalyst — a common passenger car component. The ISL G has ratings from 250 to 320 hp and is designed to deliver increased thermal efficiency and over 30% higher low-speed torque compared with Cummins Westport’s “Plus” engines.

Cummins Westport has also received engine orders from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, Sacramento Regional Transit and the Orange County Transportation Authority.