Westport and Volvo Launch Bi-Fuel Volvo V60 in Europe
Westport Innovations announced the launch of Bi-Fuel Volvo cars in Belgium and Luxembourg in connection with Volvo Car Belux. Unveiled for the Belgium market today at the 94th European Motor Show in Brussels, the 2016 Volvo V60 Bi-Fuel car will be available for order at participating Volvo dealers in the region from January 2016.
“Westport’s global leadership in performance natural gas engine technology is built on years of innovation and experience working with automotive and engine OEMs to deliver practical product solutions,” said Nancy Gougarty, President and COO of Westport. “We continue to find new ways to meet future emissions reduction targets using alternative fuels and advanced engine technologies.”
Belgium currently boasts 40 natural gas fuel stations with 30 more planned for 2016. The number of CNG vehicles on the road increased from 650 to 2,600 between December 2013 and December, 2015. Through tax incentives and other initiatives, Belgium’s Flemish Region alone plans to increase its natural gas vehicles to 40,000 units and the number of stations to 300 by 2020.