Westport Innovations Inc.

Westport Innovations Inc.

November 09, 2007 11:00 ET

Westport and Cummins Receive 2007 Canadian American Business Achievement Award

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT), a global leader in gaseous-fuelled power technologies, and its industrial partner Cummins Inc., of Indiana, have received the 2007 Canadian American Business Achievement Award from the Canadian American Business Council.

"We are pleased to congratulate and recognize Cummins and Westport for their cross-border partnership," said Karen Borlaug Phillips, Chairwoman of CABC. "This joint venture and technology partnership is an outstanding example of the kind of global success that can be created when strong business growth, remarkable innovation, and cross border business leadership work together to enhance the competitive advantage of the relationship between Canada and the United States."

Each year the Canadian American Business Council reaches out to the business community, policymakers and government leaders on both sides of the border seeking information about innovative and successful alliances between Canadian and American companies.

In receiving the award, Westport Innovations Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael Gallagher, noted, "We are extraordinarily proud to accept this award with our partner Cummins. Our joint enterprise is inspired by the spirit of cross-border cooperation between Canada and the United States. This week's new energy outlook from the International Energy Agency gives new impetus to our work together to help solve global energy, environmental, and climate change problems. We look forward to continuing to work together to contribute positively to the global marketplace for alternative fuelled engines in the future."

Steven M. Chapman, Group Vice President, Emerging Markets and Businesses, Cummins Inc., stated, "It is our privilege to accept this award with our partner Westport. As our two companies continue to work together to develop better usage of alternative fuels and more advanced technologies, we look forward to being an example to other companies in Canada and the United States in demonstrating the power of individual leadership and joint partnership."

The Canadian American Business Achievement Award is annually given to two companies, one Canadian and one American, whose joint enterprise demonstrates the magnitude of the business and trade relationship between our two countries. The winners are chosen by an international panel of judges using exacting standards that examine sustained profitability, job creation, financial strength, environmental responsibility, corporate synergy, exceptional imagination, and extraordinary innovation.

The awards are being presented as part of the 2007 Cross Border Business Policy Forum being held today in Toronto.

About the Canadian American Business Council

The Canadian American Business Council is the voice of business in the world's most prosperous relationship. Established in 1987, the Council is a non-profit, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations. CABC member companies include: Alcan, Allstream, Amgen, Bombardier, Campbell Soup Company, Canadian National Railway, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Chrysler, EDS, Exxon Mobil Corporation, FMC, Ford, Procter & Gamble, Royal Bank of Canada, TransCanada, UPS, and Wal-Mart. For more information, please visit www.canambusco.org.

About Westport Innovations Inc.

Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and biofuels such as landfill gas. Westport's LNG system for heavy-duty trucks offers a unique industry solution with class-leading emissions and low greenhouse gases, while maintaining all the horsepower, torque, and efficiency of a diesel-fuelled engine required for Class 8 heavy-duty truck applications. Cummins Westport Inc., Westport's joint venture with Cummins Inc., manufactures and sells the world's broadest range of low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial transportation applications such as trucks and buses. BTIC Westport Inc., Westport's joint venture with Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd., manufactures and sells LNG fuel tanks for vehicles. www.westport.com

Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Westport's business, operations, technology development or 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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