Frito-Lay says it will deploy over 700 electric delivery vehicles in the U.S. by the end of 2023. The company says the vehicle deployments are expected to lower emissions by 7,052 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, equivalent to 1,533 passenger cars removed from the road.
Frito-Lay says introducing zero-and near-zero emission vehicles across the nation marks a key step in achieving the pep+ net-zero emissions goal by 2040, which the company describes as “a strategic end-to-end transformation to drive sustainable long-term value and competitive advantage.”
“The introduction of electric vehicles throughout our owned fleet and that of our partners is in direct support of our commitment to building a circular and inclusive value chain,” said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain at PepsiCo Foods North America. “At our Modesto, California, plant, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 91% from direct fleet operations, and we look forward to scaling that as we add electric vehicles throughout the country.”
Beyond electric vehicles, Frito-Lay says it is also marking progress on renewable energy and water saving in pursuit of a sustainable value chain through:
- Improved emissions from zero- and near-zero emission technologies at the Frito-Lay manufacturing site in Modesto, Calif.;
- A new electric fleet to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area;
- First-of-its-kind third-party transportation shipping with Schneider National Inc., marking Frito-Lay as the first to contract transport on Schneider’s growing fleet of Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric trucks in southern California;
- Achieved 100% renewable electricity in all of its U.S. plants, offices and distribution centers; and
- Recycling 75% of process water at the Frito-Lay Casa Grande, Ariz., manufacturing facility.