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Cummins Westport receives funds for natural gas engine development

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Cummins Westport has received a $760,000 cash injection to help further develop its low-emission...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — Cummins Westport has received a $760,000 cash injection to help further develop its low-emission natural gas engines.

The funding was awarded by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District and will help Cummins Westport develop heavy-duty natural gas engines that reduce particulate matter to non-detectable levels.

“The addition of catalyzed particulate controls will reduce particulate matter emissions to virtually zero,” says Hugh Foden, president of Cummins Westport. “We look forward to working with South Coast and our other partners to keep natural gas vehicles at the forefront of California’s clean air initiatives.”

Cummins Westport currently produces low-emission natural gas bus engines, and its natural gas Cummins ISX heavy-duty truck engine will be commercially available in 2004.


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