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About face: Westport halting orders for 15L

Jason Cannon October 31, 2013

Despite their own comments to the contrary a mere 13 days ago, Westport announced Tuesday plans to stop taking orders for its 15-liter liquefied natural gas engine next month.

According to our sister site, Hard Working Trucks, Westport Chief Executive Officer David Demers says his company has “agreed with Kenworth and Peterbilt that the last day for orders for the 2013 certification of the 15 (liter engine) is going to be Nov. 15, 2013.”

Demers says Westport will unveil its HPDI 2.0, the architecture for heavy duty engines over, the next few weeks.

“We have reengineered the entire system to make it manufacturable, scalable, applicable to a broad variety of engines and, perhaps most important, we expect to see a dramatic decrease in system cost,” he says.

With its second generation technologies, Westport is shifting its focus to partnering with vertically integrated OEMs.

Westport previous stated the company would continue to produce the 15-liter engine as long as there was demand.

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