Cummins Westport Inc.

Cummins Westport Inc.
Westport Innovations Inc.
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Westport Innovations Inc.

October 13, 2005 20:55 ET

Cummins Westport Completes Agreement for Engine Manufacturing in China

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 13, 2005) - Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI), through its parent Cummins Inc., and Dongfeng Cummins Engine Company Ltd. (DCEC) of China have signed a License Agreement enabling DCEC to manufacture CWI natural gas B-series engines in China.

CWI will provide the natural gas-specific technology for the 150 to 230 horsepower B Gas International (BGI) engine to be manufactured by DCEC at its manufacturing facilities located in Xiangfan, Hubei Province. Manufacturing is expected to begin in 2006.

"CWI has a strong presence in China with its natural gas engines powering transit buses in cities such as Beijing, Xian, and Urumqi. The next logical step is to manufacture locally in China in order to access a broader customer base, and to continue to lower product cost," said Guan Saw, President of Cummins Westport Inc. "Local manufacturing and assembly of our BGI product by DCEC is an important element of CWI's growth strategy in China."

DCEC was established in 1996 as a 50:50 joint venture between Cummins and Dongfeng Motors (DFM). Currently, Cummins has a License Agreement with DCEC to manufacture B and C diesel engines in China, and the company produced over 120,000 engines in 2004. DCEC will use its existing assembly line for the production of the CWI BGI engine.

Dongfeng Motors is an OEM that manufactures trucks and buses, and this agreement will enable it to add a natural gas engine to its product offering. Service support will be provided through both the DFM and Cummins distribution networks in China. CWI will also market the BGI to other OEMs in China, and investigate opportunities for export.

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries and territories through its network of 550 Company-owned and independent distributor locations and more than 5,000 dealer locations. With more than 28,000 employees worldwide, Cummins reported sales of $8.4 billion in 2004.

About Cummins Westport Inc.

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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