Frito-Lay is launching a new electric fleet that will serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area, specifically Carrollton. The first pilot Ford eTransit truck has already arrived in the area. Thirty-nine additional trucks will be on the roads later this summer, delivering locally and reducing Frito-Lay’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as part of its commitment to create a positive value chain.
With the addition of the Ford eTransit trucks, Frito-Lay expects a reduction of approximately 390 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. 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.
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“Frito-Lay recognizes our opportunity to utilize our size and scale to advance technology throughout our supply chain while reducing environmental impacts as we move our products more sustainably with a goal to achieve Net-Zero emissions by 2040,” says David Allen, vice president of sustainability, PepsiCo Foods North America. “The implementation of these 40 100% electric, zero-emissions route trucks is one of the many ways we’re supporting our local community and committed to improving air quality and reducing Frito-Lay’s absolute greenhouse gas emissions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”
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.
“Frito-Lay is committed to having an impactful, growing footprint in the communities where our employees live and work,” says Laura Maxwell, senior vice president, supply chain, PepsiCo Foods North America. “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.”