WESTPORT PARTNERS WITH DELPHI TO DEVELOP HPDI TECHNOLOGY
On Monday, Westport announced a joint development agreement with Delphi Automotive, a global automotive technology supplier, to advance Westport’s high pressure direct injection (HPDI) natural gas technology for heavy duty engine applications. Through the agreement, Westport and Delphi will combine their intellectual property and engineering capabilities to co-develop and manufacture high-pressure natural gas fuel injectors designed for multiple engine OEMs. The single actuator, twin valve design allows for simplified adaptability across multiple engine OEMs for various applications, resulting in lower development and production costs. One of the first in a family of injectors to be developed will be one of the core components of Westport’s HPDI 2.0 fuel system. Delphi and Westport expect to invest in and develop an annual production capacity in excess of 100,000 injectors within the next four years.