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National Clean Fleets Partner: PepsiCo

Photo of a hybrid electric Pepsi delivery truck.

PepsiCo conserves fuel and reduces emissions by using EPA SmartWay-certified carriers for 100% of its U.S. transportation needs. The company also strives to maximize fuel efficiency through improved route planning, idle reduction, speed governance, and preventive maintenance. PepsiCo has more than 1,300 hybrids in its car fleet and is the parent company of Frito-Lay, which deployed 176 all-electric delivery trucks in 2011.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: April 2011
  • Headquarters: Purchase, NY
  • Operations: The Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa
  • Strategies and Technologies: Natural gas, hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, speed governance, route optimization, idle reduction, telematics, rightsizing

More Information

For additional information, contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account manager, Pamela Burns.

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Clean Fleets News

Dec. 15, 2011

Boston streets go green with all-electric delivery trucks

PLANO, Texas – PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division announced eight new electric trucks will be rolling out in the Boston area. These electric delivery trucks join the largest fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America. By the end of this year, a total of 18 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. will receive some of their favorite snacks in fully-electric delivery trucks.

Electric trucks reduce fuel consumption, noise pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, compared to traditional delivery trucks. In total, Frito-Lay is deploying 176 electric trucks this year in the U.S. and Canada, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America.

"The electric vehicle program builds on a long-standing commitment by Frito-Lay North America and its parent company PepsiCo to environmental sustainability," said Mike O'Connell, senior director of fleet for Frito-Lay North America. "With the seventh-largest privately owned fleet in the U.S., we have set a goal of becoming the most fuel efficient fleet in the country, and these vehicles give us an opportunity to use the latest advances in transportation technology as a significant way to reduce our environmental impact."

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