Home Services Unit Deploys Fleet of 27 Dedicated-Autogas Fords
Sears Home Services last week celebrated the launch of 27 Ford E-250 cargo vans fueled by propane autogas, all with dedicated fuel systems by Roush CleanTech.
“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,” Sears Holdings senior VP and Sears Home Services president Stu Reed said in a release.
“We are thrilled to forge a partnership with a national retailer renowned for their dedication to their customers, the environment and the products they sell, said Roush sales and marketing VP Todd Mouw. “We hold these ideals in high esteem, and are committed to creating a superior ownership experience for Sears.”
‘We Could Scale This’
“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,” Reed said. He said that SHS has implemented a no idling policy and has installed economizer devices on 4,800 service vans “to ensure our technicians drive at speeds that optimize fuel efficiency.”
To support the SHS fleet, propane autogas provider Ferrellgas installed three 1,000-gallon fueling stations – two at full-line Sears store parking lots and one at a parts and repair facility.
Linda Murrell is Sears Home Services district general manager for the Seattle area. Chicago-based Paul Campbell is director of environmental sustainability and green leadership.
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