Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) is a joint venture established in 2001 between Cummins and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia that has sold more than 35,000 alternative fuel engines worldwide.
The joint venture’s natural gas engines are available as factory-installed options from more than 50 truck and bus manufacturers, establishing CWI as a leading global provider of midrange automotive natural gas engines.
Recent advances in the extraction of natural gas in North America and elsewhere is encouraging natural gas producers and distributors to look at heavy-duty transportation as a new market, and is also leading government to view natural gas as one way to reduce their dependence on oil imports.
These new developments have also resulted in record low prices for natural gas, a benefit that translates into tremendous fuel cost savings opportunities for the transportation industry.
The low fuel cost, combined with increased reliability and performance with Cummins Westport’s ISL G engine, has driven significant new opportunities for natural gas, particularly in the cab-over refuse truck market where natural gas trucks now account for 50 percent of truck orders.Cummins ISX Engine Brochure Cummins ISL Engine Brochure Cold Weather Operations Brochure