Frito-Lay adds 20 more electric trucks to New York fleet
The company already has 15 electric trucks operating in the state, and said once the remaining 20 are deployed it hopes to save over 52,000 gallons of fuel while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000kg per year in New York alone. Frito-Lay will support its latest additions with 20 new charging points, funded by the Charge NY initiative.
Mike O'Connell, senior director of fleet operations for Frito-Lay North America, said: ‘Not only will the stations benefit our operations in real-time, they also allow the state of New York to gain a better understanding of the vehicles, providing the critical information needed for the state to continue to invest in this alternative vehicle technology.’
New York will be home to Frito-Lay’s second-largest fleet of electric vehicles, following <a href=http://bit.ly/18M1hyT>California which has 105</a>. The trucks offer an 80-mile range on a single charge, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 75% compared to an equivalent diesel. Once complete, the US-wide electric fleet will total 269 vehicles.
The company is also deploying Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles across the United States, for heavier loads and longer ranges. These are said to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.