Frito-Lay’s All-Electric Fleet of Delivery Trucks

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You may feel guilty some days eating that giant bag of chips, terrified your waist line is about to balloon. But it looks like Frito-Lay wants to tap your environmental awareness … even if its chips may gnaw at your calorie-conscious self.

Frito-Lay is about to launch its first fleet of electric trucks, to ensure that your chips are delivered on a green ride. The company’s California division is the first to undergo an electric makeover. The new vehicles are set to be deployed by the end of 2012.

FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA DELIVERY TRUCKSPepsiCo is the parent company of Frito-Lay. In a press release, it states the electric trucks will reduce fuel consumption, noise pollution and CO2 emissions – compared to its traditional delivery trucks. By the end of this year, Frito-Lay will have more than 275 electric trucks deployed in the U.S.

Frito-Lay says all electric delivery trucks:

  • Can run up to 80 miles on a single charge
  • Have zero tailpipe emissions
  • Emit 75% less greenhouse gases than diesel
  • Operate virtually silent, eliminating noise pollution
  • Provide a long-term economically viable solution to traditional fuel sources

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