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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