Cummins Westport Inc.

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Westport Innovations Inc.

Westport Innovations Inc.

January 21, 2005 09:00 ET

Cummins Westport Receives Major Engine Order from Beijing


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FOR: CUMMINS WESTPORT INC.

AND WESTPORT INNOVATIONS INC.

TSX SYMBOL: WPT

JANUARY 21, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Cummins Westport Receives Major Engine Order from
Beijing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 21, 2005) - Cummins
Westport Inc. and Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT)

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) today announced that it has received an
order for 450 B-series natural gas engines for transit service in
Beijing Public Transport Holdings Ltd. (BPT). Canadian Prime Minister
Paul Martin took part in the announcement during a ceremony at BPT's
headquarters.

BPT currently operates more than 2,200 CWI engines in its transit fleet,
making it one of the cleanest bus fleets in the world. The announced
engine order will be delivered in 2005.

Ching Gettman, CWI's General Manager, Asia said the latest bus order is
a significant addition to Beijing's transit fleet. "This commitment
represents the single largest order since CWI established a presence in
China and is the first major sale of our high performance, low emissions
B series engine product in China," said Gettman." As China moves to the
lower Euro III environmental standards, we are ready with products that
will meet their performance and cost expectations. This order is further
evidence of the growth opportunity for natural gas engines in China."

International Trade Minister James Peterson, who is leading Canada's
trade mission to China with the Prime Minister, was also on hand for the
announcement. The trade mission is an opportunity for companies like
Vancouver-based Cummins Westport to further explore commercial
opportunities in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) and
Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT), manufactures and sells the world's
widest range of low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial
transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Cummins is a
global power leader in engines, electrical power generation systems and
related technologies. Westport Innovations is the leading developer of
technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such
as natural gas, hydrogen, and hydrogen-enriched natural gas (HCNG).

Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Cummins
Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the
environment in which it operates, which are based on Cummins Westport's
estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties
that are difficult to predict, or are beyond Cummins Westport's control.
Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such
forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking
statements relate to the date on which they are made. Cummins Westport
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

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