Frito-Lay to field 700 electric delivery vans this year

The food company Frito-Lay, which belongs to the PepsiCo group, announced that it will put 700 electric delivery vans on the roads in the USA by the end of this year.

Last year, Frito-Lay had already brought in 41 Ford E-Transits in Texas. The parent company PepsiCo recently presented the first 18 of 100 all-electric heavy-duty trucks ordered from Tesla and is the launch customer of the Swedish service provider Einride, which specialises in electric transport, in Great Britain.

“The introduction of electric vehicles throughout our owned fleet and that of our partners is in direct support of our commitment to building a circular and inclusive value chain,” said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain at PepsiCo Foods North America. “At our Modesto, California, plant, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 91% from direct fleet operations, and we look forward to scaling that as we add electric vehicles throughout the country.”

Electric vehicles are not the only way the fast-food company is attempting to improve its footprint: “Frito-Lay is deeply rooted in regenerative agriculture processes that aim to improve soil conditions, reduce carbon emissions, improve watershed health and diversity, and strengthen farmer livelihoods in service of a more sustainable food system,” the company writes. In addition, the company managed to reach 100 per cent renewable electricity in all of its US plants, offices and distribution centres, as well as recycling 75 per cent of process water at its manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.


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