Westport Innovations Inc. and Tata Motors Ltd., India's largest automaker, say they are working together to create a natural gas engine that will be tailored for use in light- and medium-duty trucks and buses.
Westport is providing ‘key natural gas engine components’ that will be integrated into a new, proprietary platform from Tata Motors. Once the engine development is complete, commercialization will follow.
‘Our development schedule is accelerated, and we believe it can be accomplished given the substantive market size and interest in natural gas vehicles in India,’ says Nicholas Sonntag, executive vice president at Westport. ‘This is a great opportunity to work with India's largest engine manufacturer.’