PepsiCo starts replacing diesel trucks with electric Tesla trucks


Published by iTrucker at 04 Oct

PepsiCo starts replacing diesel trucks with electric Tesla trucks

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Story by: Linda Baker, Staff Writer @FreightWaves

PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) is introducing 15 Tesla Semi electric trucks at its Frito-Lay manufacturing site in Modesto, California, as part of a broader plan to replace diesel-powered freight equipment with zero-emission and near-zero-emission trucks.

The rollout comes after the company ordered 100 Tesla Semis in 2017 and is part of the brand’s mission to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030, the company said in a news release.

Rush on electric trucks

PepsiCo’s EV purchase caps an eventful week in the big brand electric vehicle space.

Earlier this week Anheuser-Busch announced it was entering California’s electric truck demonstration race with 21 BYD battery-electric beer delivery trucks.

Anheuser-Busch has also ordered 40 electric Class 8 trucks from Tesla and is one of the biggest customers awaiting delivery of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric trucks from Nikola Corp.

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Source and credits: /Linda Baker / Mario Pawlowski /  iTrucker 



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