Tata Motors Limited
) has launched a new natural gas engine that uses the Westport
WP580 Engine Management System (EMS) of
Westport Innovations Inc.
). The spark-ignited 3.8L turbocharged engine was recently
showcased at India's Auto Expo in New Delhi.
Tata Motors is also planning to use the Westport WP580 EMS in
a new 5.7L engine later this year. This engine will be aimed at
The Westport WP580 EMS uses an advanced combustion control
technology which provides excellent fuel efficiency and torque
and reduces emissions. In fact, it enables vehicles to meet the
Euro VI emission standards. Moreover, it provides pricing
benefits, enabling natural gas vehicles to be manufactured and
sold at lower costs.
India is among the biggest commercial vehicles markets in the
world, with one of the largest natural gas light-duty vehicle
fleets. It is also one of the fastest growing markets for natural
gas vehicles. Thus, the new natural gas engine should help Tata
Motors, India's largest automobile company, to acquire a greater
share of this lucrative market.
Tata Motors is one of the largest passenger and commercial
vehicle manufacturers in India. It is also the fifth-largest
truck manufacturer and fourth-largest bus manufacturer in the
world. Westport Innovations specializes in natural gas engine and
fuel system technologies and aims to reduce emissions and fuel
costs of vehicles.
Tata Motors currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy),
while Westport Innovations carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some
other stocks worth considering in the auto industry are
Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited
). Both Volkswagen and Dongfeng carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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