Sears Begins Converting Cargo Vans to Propane Autogas
Sears Holdings plans to deploy 27 new ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 cargo vans fueled by propane autogas in its Sears Home Service (SHS) fleet in the Seattle area for in-home service and repair visits. The company's Stu Reed, Sears Holdings senior vice president and president, Sears Home Services, said this deployment is to determine whether the company can scale this alternative-fuel vehicle rollout to its entire fleet of 10,000 Home Service vans.
"Propane autogas has proven safe, reliable and environmentally friendly, and we look forward to putting this fuel to work in our fleet," said Stu Reed, Sears Holdings senior vice president and president, Sears Home Services. The conversion of 27 of our product repair vans to propane autogas is one of several initiatives we have underway to improve the efficiency of our fleet of 10,000 Home Services vans. If we get the type of efficiencies we expect by converting these vans to ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas we could scale this to all 10,000 service vans.