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