Ann Duignan - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division
Okay. That’s helpful. And just to touch on the 12-liter natural gas, can you give us an update there. There was a lot of excitement earlier in the year from the OEMs. How is the launch of that engine going? Is it in line with your expectations better or just slower ramping up given the macro, just an update there please? Thank you.
N. Thomas Linebarger - Chairman, CEO and Chairman of Executive Committee
Sure. So we rolled out the full line in August with the higher ratings and in fact the acceptance has been good where again we’re now engineered in with all the OEMs in North America, in fact our sales are running a bit higher than our internal projections.
Adding 900 LNG tanks is mighty good.. for WPRT and potentially CLNE
The Westport iCE PACK, through its ability to use cold LNG fuel (- 240° F or 30 psi), doubles tank hold times from five days to 10 days. Cold LNG provides up to 10% more operating range when compared with warm (saturated) LNG.
A single, 60 diesel gallon equivalent Westport iCE PACK tank takes up less space on the truck, provides the same range as three CNG tanks and weighs up to 600 pounds less. This allows fleets to maximize both their payload and return on investment.
Kenworth dominates the current UPS fleet of liquefied natural gas tractors and is expected to notch more significant orders.
But Mack Trucks is getting in too with UPS, as it’s to supply 122 Pinnacle Axle Back tractors with the new ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport, to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2013.