An executive with Westport Innovations said the company has spoken with customers about discontinuing its 15-liter liquefied natural gas engine because it may not be economically viable.
However, Gordon Exel, Westport’s vice president of sales and marketing, told Transport Topics, “If demand is in the market, we’ll continue to keep this product going. That’s really, over the last month, the conclusion we’ve come to.”
After the company sought customer feedback about potentially ending engine production, “The order books started opening right up,” he added.
Launched in 2007, the Westport HD15 is the only 15-liter natural-gas…
By Seth Clevenger, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Oct. 7 print edition of Transport Topics.