Frito-​Lay Electric Delivery Trucks Hit Orlando

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Frito-​Lay Electric Delivery Trucks Hit Orlando

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Summary

To coincide with PepsiCo’s environmental sustainability goals, Frito-Lay North America has revealed that 10 new electric trucks will be used for product transportation in Orlando, Florida. The use of electric vehicles generates zero tailpipe emissions and operates for up to 100 miles on a single charge. Frito-​Lay aims to have 176 electric trucks, which will eliminate the need for 500,000 gallons of fuel annually.

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:30pm

PepsiCo’s Frito-​Lay North America announces 10 new electric trucks will be rolling out in Orlando (US).

Electric trucks reduce fuel consumption, noise pollution and CO2 emissions, compared to traditional delivery trucks. In total, Frito-​Lay will deploy 176 electric trucks this year in the US and Canada.
 
Mike O’Connell, senior director of fleet for Frito-​Lay North America, said: “The electric vehicle programme builds on a long-​standing commitment by Frito-​Lay North America and its parent company PepsiCo to environmental sustainability. With the seventh largest privately owned fleet in the US, we have set a goal of becoming the most fuel efficient fleet in the country, and these vehicles give us an opportunity to use the latest advances in transportation technology as a significant way to reduce our environmental impact.”
 
To continue reading about Frito-Lay’s new electric trucks, click here.
 
 
About PepsiCo 
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit 
www.pepsico.com.
 
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