Westport Fuel Systems and Weichai Westport Agree to Modified Terms for the Supply of HPDI Systems

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport Fuel Systems”) (TSX/Nasdaq: WPRT) a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, today announced its Weichai Westport Inc. (“WWI”) joint venture has agreed to amended terms for the existing technology development and supply agreements between WWI and Westport Fuel Systems. The amendments modify the existing 2018 agreements between Westport Fuel Systems and WWI, and increases WWI’s commitment to purchase Westport Fuel Systems’ flagship high pressure direct injection (“HPDI 2.0™”) systems, while extending the time frame to allow WWI to complete this volume commitment.

Under the terms of the revised agreement, Westport Fuel Systems will supply to WWI its proprietary components for no less than 25,000 12-liter engines operating on the HPDI 2.0 fuel system (“WP12HPDI”) by December 31, 2024, a volume increase of 28% versus the previous agreement. As one of the largest suppliers in China for natural gas-powered vehicles, WWI currently serves global transportation brands.

WWI is an affiliate of the Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd.

About Westport Fuel Systems

Westport Fuel Systems is driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. The company is a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane, and hydrogen to the global automotive industry. Westport’s technology delivers the performance and fuel efficiency required by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that address climate change and urban air quality challenges. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, the company serves customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.

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