DIRECTV Drives Gas Reductions, Plans to Expand Propane Autogas Fleet
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2013) — DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services, is becoming a frontrunner in alternative fuel adoption with plans to expand its propane autogas fueled fleet. The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year.
After comparing alternative fuel options, DIRECTV chose propane autogas due to its low cost and accessibility of fuel; vehicle return on investment; domestic nature of the fuel source and vehicle supply chain; and accessibility to high occupancy vehicle lanes.
“We have learned a lot from analyzing our current propane fleet, and the benefits we are seeing from using propane as an alternative to gasoline include the lower cost of propane, ease of implementation, distribution network, and the high quality conversion kit produced by ROUSH CleanTech,” said Brandon Morris, director of Fleet Services for DIRECTV.