CARB Certifies Westport's CNG Transit Van
Photo of a CNG-powered Ford Transit van courtesy of Westport.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016, the company announced.
Both the cargo van and passenger wagon models of the dedicated CNG Transit 3.7L have been certified as super ultra low emission vehicle for their emissions-cutting abilities. This certification is valid for the Transit T-250 and T-350 cargo vans, and passenger wagons up to 10,000 gross vehicle weight, which qualifies these vehicles for high occupancy vehicle lane access in California.
"CARB is a very tough standard to meet but we now have a range of certified vehicles which are compliant in all 15 of the states that have adopted the CARB regulations,” said Paul Shaffer, vice president and managing director of Westport Dallas.
The F-150 features two in-bed tank package options, as well as an underbody option. Westport is the only Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to meet CARB's onboard diagnostic and emissions requirements for the Transit and the F-150.
The orderbook for the F-150 MY-2016 closes July 1.