Dish Network Corp. announced at NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show that it plans to incorporate 200 Roush CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet in 2013.

The satellite-TV company estimated that these new propane autogas-powered vehicles could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 12.5 million pounds over the lifetime of the fleet’s operation when compared with gasoline-powered counterparts.

Dish said its new altertative-fuel vans will be placed into service in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

“Dish expects to save about $2,500 per vehicle in annual lifecycle costs due to a 55% reduction in fuel costs and the cleaner burning properties of propane autogas,” said Erik Carlson, executive vice president of service and installation at Dish.

Dish said since private, on-site propane autogas refueling infrastructure is cost-effective; it makes it economical for Dish to install refueling stations at each of the company’s initial deployment locations.