Westport unveils fuel system technology for commercial vehicles

The internal combustion engines use Westport’s H2 HPDI fuel system.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. unveiled its new H2 HPDI™ fuel system for heavy-duty vehicles, which would help reduce CO2 emissions in alignment with EU decarbonisation goals.

Westport’s hydrogen solution delivers greater energy efficiencies while allowing continuity with existing engines and manufacturing assets.

This announcement is critical for Europe as it seeks to progress towards its decarbonisation targets across all sectors, including road transport. The technology presented today by Westport is intended to contribute by unlocking the potential of hydrogen in the mobility sector.

Hydrogen engines equipped with Westport’s H2 HPDI fuel system offer high performance and efficiency across the power range, resulting in the following benefits for long-haul heavy-duty trucks:

  • Up to 20% more power, 15% more torque, and 10% higher efficiency than diesel
  • Near-zero CO2 emissions
  • Continuity with existing technology, allowing for rapid deployment
  • Commonality with existing manufacturing assets
  • Lower cost to achieve CO2 abatement than fuel cell vehicles
  • A Decarbonisation Journey for Heavy-Duty Transport in Europe

The hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines using Westport’s H2 HPDI fuel system, achieve the high performance needed by commercial fleets, experience it with its biomethane HPDI fuel system, which is on the road today.

David Johnson, CEO of Westport Fuel Systems, said, “By maximising the efficiency potential with hydrogen, H2 HPDI fuel systems result in cost-effective CO2 reductions for fleets and society.”

Zohaib Ali

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