Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial - April 19, 2022
Frito-Lay Begins Use of Electric Fleet in Texas
Frito-Lay announced a new electric fleet that will serve the Carrollton area near Dallas Fort Worth, Texas.
The first pilot Ford eTransit truck has arrived and 40 more vehicles will arrive later this summer. The trucks will deliver locally and reduce Frito-Lay’s annual GHG emissions, building on its parent company’s broader sustainability goals, known as PepsiCo Positive (pep+).
“Frito-Lay is committed to having an impactful, growing footprint in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president, supply chain, PepsiCo Foods North America, in a statement. “The Dallas Fort-Worth community is very important to Frito-Lay: it is where we are headquartered, and where we employ 6,500 employees, many of whom live in Carrollton.”
With the addition of the Ford eTransit trucks in Carrollton, Frito-Lay expects a reduction of approximately 390 metric tons of GHG emissions annually through the implementation of this electrification project. Frito-Lay is further decarbonizing its fleet through the nationwide use of Renewable Compressed Natural Gas and other new zero and near zero emission vehicles.
Frito-Lay has already achieved 100% renewable electricity for all of its U.S. plants, offices, and distribution centers. In addition, all Frito-Lay U.S. manufacturing sites use LED lighting with expected GHG emissions savings equivalent to 21,200 metric tons of CO2 annually.