Westport Receives Purchase Order from BMW Group on Hydrogen Engine Development Program.Business Editors
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2004
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in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. AG of Munich, Germany to support BMW Group Research and Technology on hydrogen internal combustion engine Internal combustion engine
A prime mover, the fuel for which is burned within the engine, as contrasted to a steam engine, for example, in which fuel is burned in a separate furnace. development. The commitment is expected to cover work through September 2005.
Westport will provide fuel injection hardware and engineering support, including sets of Westport's prototype hydrogen fuel injectors for testing at BMW Group facilities. Westport retains the intellectual property and ownership rights for the injectors. The advanced hydrogen injector design incorporates Westport's patented and proprietary high pressure direct injection technology.
"Our new agreement with BMW Group is another demonstration of Westport's gaseous-fueled engine technology leadership," said Michael Gallagher Michael Gallagher is the name of several different people:
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. . "We are proud to be selected by BMW, one of the world's leaders in high-performance engine design and development. Although hydrogen as a fuel for mass-produced vehicles remains some time away, it's clear that the combination of low-cost internal combustion engines with the environmental benefits of hydrogen could be an important step towards sustainable mobility."
BMW Group is one of the leading automotive partners in the European Integrated Hydrogen Project Phase II (EIHP EIHP European Integrated Hydrogen Project 2) and has been conducting trials with hydrogen-powered vehicles for decades. More information about BMW Group's hydrogen program is available on the Internet at www.bmwgroup.com/cleanenergy.
Westport Innovations Inc. is the leading developer of gaseous gas·e·ous
1. Of, relating to, or existing as a gas.
2. Full of or containing gas; gassy. fuel engine technologies. It develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of engines for commercial transportation applications such as trucks and buses through Cummins Westport Inc., its joint venture with Cummins Inc. Technology development alliances are in place with a number of other leading engine manufacturers, including Ford, MAN, Isuzu, and BMW to develop engines that operate using cleaner-burning fuels such as natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and blended fuels such as HCNG.
Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the environment in which it operates, which are based on Westport's estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, or are beyond Westport's control. Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made. Westport disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.