Westport Innovations Inc.

Westport Innovations Inc.

April 04, 2005 09:00 ET

Westport Announces New Funding for Hydrogen Bus Demonstration


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TSX SYMBOL: WPT

APRIL 4, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Westport Announces New Funding for Hydrogen Bus
Demonstration

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2005) - Westport
Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT) today announced that it and a consortium of
partners led by Sacre-Davey Innovations Inc., have been awarded
approximately $6 million by the Government of Canada to develop and
demonstrate hydrogen technology in energy and transportation
applications.

This new funding award relates to a previously announced Vancouver-based
demonstration of public transit buses fueled with compressed natural gas
(CNG) and hydrogen-enriched natural gas known as HCNG. Further details
about this project and partners will be disclosed at a later date.

Westport Innovations Inc. is the leading developer of environmental
technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such
as natural gas, hydrogen, and hydrogen-enriched natural gas (HCNG).
Westport has technology development alliances in place with Ford, MAN,
BMW, and Isuzu, as well as an ownership interest in Clean Energy, the
largest provider of vehicular natural gas in North America. Cummins
Westport Inc., Westport's joint venture with Cummins Inc., manufactures
and sells the world's widest range of low-emissions alternative fuel
engines for commercial transportation applications such as trucks and
buses.

Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Westport's
business, operations, technology development or to the environment in
which it operates, which are based on 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 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. 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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