VANCOUVER, B.C. — Cummins Westport Inc. announced that its high-performance low-emissions L Gas Plus natural gas engine will be launched May 17, 2004 in Dallas, Texas at WasteExpo.
The Cummins Westport L Gas Plus combines the environmental advantages of clean-burning natural gas engines with more than enough power and torque for heavy duty refuse trucks, municipal works trucks, medium duty trucks and transit bus applications.
In addition, the L Gas Plus has a variable geometry turbocharger that provides impressive low-end torque and transient response. Its industry-leading power-to-weight ratio delivers superior efficiency in many applications. The L Gas Plus is the latest addition to the Cummins Westport family of “Plus” engines, joining the B and C Gas Plus.
The L Gas Plus uses Lean Burn Spark Ignition combustion technology with an oxidation catalyst. At 8.9 liters, the L Gas Plus offers best-in-class power-to-weight ratio with 320 horsepower (hp) at 2300 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 1000 lb-ft at 1400 rpm weighing in at only 1500 lbs.
Relative to the levels required under current US EPA standards, the L Gas Plus produces 40 per cent less NOx + NMHC emissions and 90 per cent less PM emissions.
“The L Gas Plus is the perfect complement to the Cummins Westport product line and we are excited to offer our customers a product with the power required to take on their heavy duty needs above 280 horsepower,” said Hugh Foden, President of Cummins Westport. “The L Gas Plus offers the cleanliness and cost effectiveness of natural gas without compromising performance.”
For more information, visit www.cumminswestport.com
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