Westport Innovations announced that its Westport WiNG Power System will be available on Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks. The WiNG Power System will enable trucks powered by the 6.2-liter V-8 to run on natural gas as well as gasoline. Trucks equipped with the WiNG Power System will be sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealerships.

"We're seeing strong customer interest across the spectrum from fleets of all shapes and sizes for a factory-validated product, as more and more owners understand the economic and operational benefits of a cleaner fuel that's sourced right here in North America," said Ian Scott, President of Westport LD, in a press release.

"The WiNG(TM) system is specifically designed to deliver best-in-class performance, reliability and efficiency," noted John Lapetz, Managing Director, North American Vehicle Programs at Westport LD, in a press release. "Our customers will benefit from the best natural gas technology in the industry along with the confidence and quality of the Ford name and the strength of their dealer network."

Westport Innovations claims its WiNG Power System have endured the same testing as OEM components, and meet both EPA and CARB standards for 2012.

The company says the natural gas-powered trucks are ideal for utility companies, delivery, and energy-industry fleets, as well as government and transit operators.

Source: Westport Light-Duty Inc.