PepsiCo North America decarbonizing, introduces Frito-Lay EV fleet
PepsiCo is looking to cut its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by introducing a new electric vehicle (EV) fleet under its Frito-Lay North America business unit in the Dallas Fort Worth region of Texas.
A total of 40 Ford eTransit trucks running out of in Carrollton will help the company cut approximately 390 tonnes of GHG per year, according to Pepsico, adding that Frito-Lay is also decarbonizing its fleet through the nationwide use of Renewable Compressed Natural Gas and other new zero- and near-zero emission vehicles.
“The Dallas Fort-Worth community is very important to Frito-Lay: it is where we are headquartered, and where we employ 6,500 employees, many of whom live in Carrollton.” says Laura Maxwell who is senior VP, supply chain, for PepsiCo Foods North America.
“Frito-Lay recognizes our opportunity to utilize our size and scale to advance technology throughout our supply chain while reducing environmental impacts as we move our products more sustainably with a goal to achieve Net-Zero emissions by 2040,” adds David Allen, VP of sustainability, PepsiCo Foods North America.
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