• Frito-Lay to have electric delivery vans on streets by year end

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    Soon, you wont need to bother about how much of a carbon footprint was stamped while delivering that bag of Frito-Lay chips you’ve been munching on. The Frito-Lay North America firm recently confirmed that a fleet of electric delivery trucks would soon hit the streets in New York City, Fort Worth and Columbus, Ohio. Six of these will operate in Canada. The delivery trucks have been developed by the Smith Electric Vehicles company. Currently, Frito-Lay has around 18,000 trucks doing the rounds. A division of PepsiCo, the company now plans to go a bit greener with these green 24-foot Newton box trucks. The trucks will use 80-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion iron phosphate battery packs and will boast a range of 100-miles on a charge. These trucks will take around six to eight hours to recharge and will be delivered later this year.

    Frito-Lay and PepsiCo hope to decrease fuel use by a sweet 50% by the year 2020. Hopefully, their plans work out and the way our chips and cola is delivered turns green.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on September 9, 2010