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USA: Frito-Lay to add 45 electric delivery trucks to California fleet


Snack company Frito-Lay said it will put 45 more electric delivery trucks on the road in California, bringing its electric delivery fleet to 105 vehicles by the end of 2012. (Frito-Lay )

Snack company Frito-Lay said it will put 45 more electric delivery trucks on the road in California, bringing its electric delivery fleet to 105 vehicles by the end of 2012. (Frito-Lay )
By Jerry Hirsch
August 9, 2012, 8:37 a.m.
Frito-Lay plans to put 45 more electric delivery trucks on California roads in the coming months, bringing its fleet of such vehicles in the state to 105 by the end of the year.

The trucks are made by Smith Electric Vehicles, a private manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo., that names its truck models after famous inventors and scientists. Its biggest truck is the Newton while the smaller vehicle is called the Edison.

The chip company uses the Newton, which employs Lithium-ion battery cell technology and is designed for urban settings with heavy “stop-and-go” driving.

Frito-Lay, the chip and snack division of PepsiCo, said the electric trucks produce 75% less greenhouse gas than similar diesel-operated vehicles and can travel up to 80 miles on a single battery charge.
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