I just talked with the owner of a trucking company and he said Westport or Cummings will never successfully manufacture a freight truck engine powered by natural gas. Nat gas engines do not produce enough torque. Horsepower yes but not enough torque to haul heavy loads. Investors beware. Diesel fuel is much heavier and can produce the necessary torque. He said that WPRT was a scam and investor hype.
Interesting. I heard this torgue problem before fro a APG presentation. They claim the Australians believe the samething. It seems APG's dual fuel gives you that poer, as the Aussies are braging.
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Thank you for your informative replies. At last something intelligent to read about Westport Innovations instead of the brainless political driffle coming from the redneck republicans. I did not think anyone could outdo George W Bush in stupidity and now along comes another, Dimwit Romney.
here is more proof that your statements are false.
Not only are these trucks in use they are haul;ing heavy loads for on of Canada's biggest trucking companies. (I drive the same route as them on many occasions and regularly see them passing other trucks on the inclines.)
Wrong. This is a rumor spread by Diesel Engine Sales Reps to slow down adoption; not Fact.
The torque ratings are below and not only do they meet requirements they exceed the offering of many diesel engines when it counts.