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Westport Unifies Brands for Dedicated and Bi-fuel Vehicles under Westport WiNG(TM) Power System

March 10, 2014

~ Westport WiNG the Leading QVM Brand for Natural Gas Ford Pickups ~

VANCOUVER, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT /
NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world’s most advanced natural gas engines
and systems, today announced that it has united its bi-fuel and
dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for
Ford vehicles under the Westport WiNG(TM) Power System product brand.

“This shift offers customers more products to choose from that meet
Westport’s QVM process, quality and standards,” said Mark Aubry, Vice
President Sales and Marketing, Americas for Westport. “We listened to
our customers, and this offers them a continued OEM integration
experience, with an increasingly user-friendly order and delivery
process.”

The migration of BAF products to the Westport WiNG brand continues to
offer customers the advantages of key-READY(TM) quality OEM integrated
solutions that Westport has become known for and the flexibility of
customization with Built-To-Spec products. In January 2014 Westport
consolidated its North American Ford assembly facilities into one
location in Dallas, Texas. The combination of production teams and
facilities will streamline Westport’s supply chain, and will allow
reduced costs and better efficiency for customers.

Westport WiNG(TM) Power System Features

Launched in 2012, Westport WiNG Power System is available in dedicated
compressed natural gas (CNG) or bi-fuel (gasoline/CNG) on a variety of
Ford vehicle models. With the largest – and still growing – line of
bi-fuel and dedicated Ford products, Westport is the leading partner in
Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program.

Westport WiNG bi-fuel current model year offerings include:

        --  Ford F-250/350 Pickup Trucks
        --  Ford F-250/350 Bed-Delete
        --  Ford F-350 Chassis Cab

Westport dedicated CNG fuel current model year offerings include:

        --  Ford F-150/250/350 Pickup Trucks
        --  Ford F-350/450/550/650 Chassis Cab
        --  Ford E-250/350 Van
        --  Ford E-350HD/E-450 Cutaway
        --  Ford F-59 Strip Chassis

Westport expects to announce additional CNG products that are currently
being evaluated.

Market Opportunity

According to NGV America, in 2013, approximately 19,250 “new” NGVs were
sold, comprised of approximately 6,400 retrofits/repowers and about
12,850 OEM vehicles. Of that 2013 total, about 10,425 were light-duty
vehicles, 1,450 were medium-duty and 7,375 were heavy duty.

About Westport

Westport engineers the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and
vehicles. More than that, we are fundamentally changing the way the
world travels the roads, rails and seas. We work with original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide from design through to
production, creating products to meet the growing demand for vehicle
technology that will reduce both emissions and fuel costs. To learn
more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.

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.

SOURCE Westport Innovations Inc.


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