Another CWI milestone reached in June: 30,000 total natural gas engines produced
Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), a provider of high-performance, alternative fuel engines for the global market, has celebrated the production of the 10,000th ISL G natural gas engine at the Cummins Engine Plant, also known as the Rocky Mountains Engine Plant (RMEP) in North Carolina. Cummins Westport ISL G engines are sold globally in a variety of applications including shuttle and school buses, urban transit, vocational, and medium and heavy-duty truck and tractor applications.
“The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine has logged millions of miles/kilometers of superior performance for operators on four continents,” said Roe East, CWI’s President. “We will continue to leverage the success of the proven technology CWI first introduced in the ISL G to develop future high-performance natural gas engine products.”
Since the launch of the ISL G four years ago, 10,000 engines have now been produced at the RMEP – making the ISL G the largest single automotive natural gas engine production in Cummins history. Along with the ISL G production milestone, the RMEP also reached the 30,000 total natural gas engines production mark in June 2011.
CWI says the ISL G is available as a factory option from leading bus and truck manufacturers and its ability to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or renewable natural gas (biomethane or RNG) has made it the leading natural gas engine in North America. Natural gas is an abundant, cost effective, low carbon and low emissions fuel.
Key features include power ratings from 250 to 320 hp and up to 1,000 lb-ft of torque, diesel-like performance, and meeting global low emission standards with the use of a maintenance-free three way catalyst. The ISL G does not require selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF).
The engine meets US EPA, CARB 2010, EURO V and EEV emission standards.
This article primarily compiled using information from a Cummins Westport, Inc. press release.