Westport Unveils H2 HPDI™ Fuel System for Sustainable Hydrogen Internal Combustion Mobility at IAA

Westport’s HPDI fuel system enables heavy-duty trucks to deliver horsepower and torque while dramatically reducing CO2 emissions

  • A game changer, without the change: the Westport H2 HPDI fuel system brings new life to internal combustion engines (ICE)

Westport displays its H2 Demonstration truck equipped with HPDI fuel system at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany, September 20-25, 2022

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and HANNOVER, Germany, Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport“or the”Company”) (TSX: WPRT / Nasdaq: WPRT) today announced its new H2 HPDI fuel system. For the first time in Europe, Westport will display its H2 Demonstration truck fitted with an HPDI fuel system at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany, September 20-25, 2022. More information will be available at the Westport booth, Hall H12 Stand B70.

H2 HPDI is designed for use in internal combustion engines. The system, when powered by hydrogen, delivers more power and torque than diesel while significantly reducing emissions. H of Westport2 The HPDI fuel system offers the following benefits:​

  • Up to 20% more power than diesel
  • Up to 18% more torque than diesel
  • CO close to zero2 emissions
  • Preserves existing diesel engine architecture
  • Preserves existing engine manufacturing infrastructure and investments
  • Lowest cost to achieve CO2 compliance

“Today we are unveiling to the European public a new CO2 reduction solution for heavy transport. H of Westport2 The HPDI™ fuel system powering an internal combustion engine turns innovation into answers, creating sustainability that we are very proud of,” said David Johnson, CEO, Westport Fuel Systems. “We like to think it’s a game-changer without the change. Our technology achieves better performance than diesel engines, with almost zero CO2 emissions, while utilizing existing capital investments and manufacturing infrastructure.

Decarbonize Europe

The European Union has set a deadline of 2050 to achieve its carbon neutrality objective, and hydrogen fuel in the heavy-duty vehicle sector should play an important role in this decarbonization strategy. According to data from the European Commission, around 20% of the future global transport fuel mix will come from H2 with an additional 20% composed of low carbon synthetic fuels derived from H2.

H of Westport2 The HPDI fuel system offers a cost-effective solution that delivers near-zero CO2 emissions. OEMs will be able to continue using existing internal combustion engines by fueling them with hydrogen, leveraging their investment in vehicle driveline design, supply chain and manufacturing. Engines equipped with this fuel system provide superior performance over spark-ignition Hs.2 ICE systems and diesel engines, including greater efficiency and power density as well as lower operating cost. During an intensive cycle, the H2 The HPDI fuel system should meet or exceed the performance and efficiency provided by fuel cells.

Less investment, better performance: game changer, without the change

H2 HPDI uses existing manufacturing infrastructure, a key factor in the near-term adoption of sustainability solutions. Minimizing public and private investment on the path to decarbonization is key to Westport’s ability to deliver real change quickly. This allows OEMs to make a big shift in their offering, a win-win situation for the industry and the environment.

HPDI already performing well on the roads

Westport’s mission is drive innovation to create a cleaner future. The H fueled with hydrogen2 HPDI achieves greater performance improvements by leveraging Westport’s experience with its HPDI LNG fuel system, on the road today.

Westport’s HPDI LNG fuel system offers OEMs the flexibility to easily differentiate their natural gas and biogas product lines while maintaining full compatibility with conventional engines and powertrain lines. An engine equipped with an HPDI LNG fuel system, fueled with a mixture of 60% natural gas including 40% biogas, offers the same life cycle of CO2 such as fuel cells using blue/green hydrogen mixtures. It can also provide net zero CO from well to wheels2 emissions, with 100% biogas becoming the predominant fuel for LNG trucks in many parts of Europe.

About Westport Fuel Systems

At Westport Fuel Systems, we encourage innovation to create a cleaner future. We are a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and hydrogen for industry global automobile. Our technology delivers the performance and energy efficiency required by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that meet the challenges of climate change and urban air quality. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, we serve customers in over 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.

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Westport showcases its H2 HPDI fuel system-equipped demo truck at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany, September 20-25, 2022

Westport showcases its H2 HPDI fuel system-equipped demo truck at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover, Germany, September 20-25, 2022

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