Westport, Tata In Engine Agreement
Westport Innovations Inc., a supplier of natural gas engines and engine technology, has announced an agreement with India’s Tata Motors to develop an engine for light- and medium-duty trucks and buses. Details of the combustion technology are being withheld for competitive reasons.
"Westport is developing a next generation engine technology for integration into a new engine platform with Tata Motors," said Nicholas Sonntag, executive vice president, Westport Innovations. "This is a great opportunity to work with India's largest engine manufacturer in a fast-growing marketplace demanding cost effective and environmentally conscious solutions. Our development schedule is accelerated and we believe it can be accomplished given the substantive market size and interest in natural gas vehicles in India."
Upon successful completion of the development phase, commercialization is expected to follow, with Westport supplying key natural gas engine components based on the proprietary technology being developed in this program.