Westport Fuel Systems at the European Liquid Gas Congress

Westport Fuel Systems unveils the new Kia Sportage on LPG, the result of 25 years of collaboration between the two companies

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a global leader in low-emission alternative fuel transportation technologies, will take center stage at the European Liquid Gas Congress in Barcelona, ​​June 29-30.

Inspired by continuous innovation and 25 years of collaboration, the collaboration between WFS and Kia now offers a version of its Kia Sportage model, powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

Available from mid-July and delivered in September, this version complements an innovative version that combines the LPG system with full-hybrid technology. The LPG hybrid will be available in the coming months.

With over 100,000 vehicles registered, the DOEM (delayed OEM) WFS-Kia partnership has proven effective and reliable. All told, the vehicles sold under the partnership saved 154,000 tons of CO2 emissions and saved users around €500 million in fuel costs compared to petrol-powered vehicles. LPG models are in high demand; in this case, Kia was able to offer this option on a best-selling Kia model that only came on the market a few months ago.

Westport Fuel Systems is pleased to unveil this model in Barcelona. The European Liquid Gas Congress is a key event on the industry’s annual calendar, and WFS appreciates Liquid Gas Europe’s renewed commitment to the use of automotive LPG.

Marco Seimandi (WFS VP Sales & Marketing) will speak during session 5 (9:15 – 10:30) of the June 30 conference:
“Gas fuels: seizing opportunities in times of transition.”

Giuseppe Bitti (Kia Italy Managing Director and COO) will speak at Session 3 (1:30 PM – 2:45 PM) of the June 29 conference:
“Ensuring a just energy transition for everyone.”

SOURCE: Westport fuel systems

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