Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance Launched in CA

October 14, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Westport Innovations Inc. (Vancouver, BC) announced that it is participating in the launch of a California-based natural gas vehicle alliance comprised of 34 government agencies, vehicle and engine manufacturers, natural gas suppliers, fleet operators, and environmental groups. The new alliance, known as the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, disclosed its goal of increasing the use of natural gas vehicles in California over the next 10 years.

The alliance has set a target to increase the number of natural gas vehicles in use in California to 600,000 over the next 10 years from the current 19,000, including 100,000 heavy-duty vehicles such as large vans, transit buses, refuse haulers, school buses and large service trucks and 500,000 light-duty vehicles such as pickup trucks, small service vans and passenger cars.