Frito-Lay to deploy 40 Ford eTransit electric trucks in Texas

Frito-Lay plans to deploy a new electric fleet to serve its processing plant in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. One Ford eTransit electric truck has been delivered, and 39 more are to arrive later this summer. The trucks will be used for local delivery.

Frito-Lay expects the new e-fleet to reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions by some 390 metric tons. The company says it is already using 100 percent renewable electricity at all of its US plants, offices and distribution centers.

“Frito-Lay is committed to having an impactful footprint in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Laura Maxwell, Senior VP, 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.”

“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,” said David Allen, VP of Sustainability, PepsiCo Foods North America.

Source: Frito-Lay North America