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Firm Lands BMW Hydrogen Contract

March 26, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] British Columbia-based Westport Innovations received a purchase order from BMW AG of Munich, Germany to support BMW Group Research and Technology on hydrogen internal combustion engine development. The commitment is expected to cover work through September 2005. Westport will provide fuel injection hardware and engineering support, including sets of Westport’s prototype hydrogen fuel injectors for testing at BMW Group facilities. Westport retains the intellectual property and ownership rights for the injectors. The advanced hydrogen injector design incorporates Westport’s patented and proprietary high pressure direct injection technology.