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Subject:  Re: Tata Motors Date:  2/19/2006  3:25 PM
Author:  jimpiccard Number:  10 of 23

I have an indirect stock interest in Tata through one of my larger holdings, Westport Innovations (on the WPT.TO; WPT on the Toronto Exchange). WPT.TO is the world-wide leader--at least right now-- for injectors, controllers, and related technologies to turn diesel-fuel burning engines into 'natural gas diesels'. They also are working on hydrogen injectors with Ford and BMW; natural gas diesels for Japan's small truck delivery market with Isuzu; and with by far their biggest relationship, with Cummins, through their 50/50 Cummins Westport International partnership. CWI is the actual 'operational arm' for westport, both selling, overseeing manufacturing of, etc. the natural gas engines based on a Cummins engine block. BIggest north american customers are Los Angeles basin area transportation companies, Washington,DC