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Frito-Lay to Use Even More Electric Vehicles in Its California Delivery Operations

Frito-Lay plans to put 45 more electric delivery trucks on California roads in the coming months, bringing its fleet of such vehicles in the state to 105 by the end of the year.

The trucks are made by Smith Electric Vehicles, a private manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo. The vehicle the chip company uses employs Lithium-ion battery cell technology and is designed for urban settings with heavy "stop-and-go" driving.

Frito-Lay, the chip and snack division of PepsiCo, said the electric trucks produce 75 percent less greenhouse gas than similar diesel-operated vehicles and can travel up to 80 miles on a single battery charge.

The trucks are housed in DCs across the state where they can be charged overnight.

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The trucks are made by Smith Electric Vehicles, a private manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo. The vehicle the chip company uses employs Lithium-ion battery cell technology and is designed for urban settings with heavy "stop-and-go" driving.

Frito-Lay, the chip and snack division of PepsiCo, said the electric trucks produce 75 percent less greenhouse gas than similar diesel-operated vehicles and can travel up to 80 miles on a single battery charge.

The trucks are housed in DCs across the state where they can be charged overnight.

Read Full Article