Pioneer Natural Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company, is adding 225 bi-fuel, Westport WiNG natural gas powered Ford F250 Super Duty trucks to its fleet. Pioneer has begun transitioning a number of its fleet vehicles from gasoline- and diesel-powered to those able to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) for light duty, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty applications.
Westport LD recently officially opened the Westport Kentucky Integration Center (WKIC) in Louisville where the natural gas WiNG power systems are installed on Ford F250 and F350 bi-fuel pickup trucks. With the ability to run on either natural gas or gasoline, the Ford trucks offer drivers more than 650 miles of range with two full tanks, and can take advantage of a low cost, domestic fuel.
The WiNG power system includes a 3-year / 36,000 mile warranty on CNG-specific components and a 5-year / 50,000 mile warranty on the Alternative Fuel Control Module (AFCM).
To support a variety of OEM programs that will enable personal and commercial vehicles to run on natural gas, Westport LD has recently established the assembly center in Louisville, and the Michigan Technical Center in Detroit.