National Clean Fleets Partner: Coca-Cola

Photo of a Coca-Cola hybrid electric delivery truck.

Coca-Cola is working to increase the efficiency of its fleet of delivery vehicles worldwide. The company is optimizing delivery routes, reducing packaging weight, and training drivers in "eco-driving" techniques. It has the largest heavy-duty, diesel-electric hybrid truck fleet in North America, resulting in significant fuel savings and emissions reductions.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: June 2011
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
  • Operations: Global
  • Strategies and Technologies: Electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, route optimization, packaging weight reductions, driver training, idle reduction, natural gas, propane, biodiesel

Coca-Cola Charges Forward With Hybrid Delivery Trucks

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For additional information, contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account managers, Don Francis and Mark Bentley.

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Clean Fleets News

March 2, 2015

Coca-Cola Converts 39 Vans to Hybrid Vehicles

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola has completed the conversion of 39 GM Express vans to hybrid electric operation using XL3 systems from XL Hybrids, taking advantage of an executive order issued late last year by the California Air Resources Board. The new additions bring Coca-Cola's total number of XL-fitted vans to 211.

Coca-Cola announced its conversion plans in December of 2013, and since then has ordered an additional 70 new GM vans with the XL3 hybrid system. The additional vans will be upfitted later this year. The company should see a payback in about 80,000 miles, according to a recent internal case study.

Of the 39 retrofits for Coca-Cola, 28 are located in California, which will make for the largest commercial hybrid retrofit program ever in the state. The installations were performed by ERG, the Emissions Retrofit Group, at locations in Oakland, Ontario, and Sacramento.

The newly converted hybrid vans join a Coca-Cola fleet that includes more than 700 heavy-duty hybrid trucks. Coca-Cola also operates all-electric trucks and about a dozen compressed natural gas trucks.

For more information, see the full article.