DISH Combines Sustainability and Customer Service with New Fleet of ROUSH CleanTech Propane-Fueled Vans
INDIANAPOLIS (March 6, 2013) — At the NTEA Work Truck Show, DISH unveiled the first of 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans that will enter the company’s fleet in 2013. The satellite-TV company estimates these new propane autogas-powered vehicles will lower carbon dioxide emissions by 12.5 million pounds over the lifetime of the fleet’s operation compared to gas-powered counterparts.
DISH researched multiple alternative fuels available in the marketplace. Four factors made propane autogas the best fit: cost savings, national availability of a domestically sourced fuel, on-site fueling benefits and OEM choices that meet service requirements. Propane autogas vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gases and smog-producing hydrocarbons than conventionally fueled vehicles.
DISH’s new alternative fuel vehicles will support residential and commercial customer service in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco.