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Frito-Lay Celebrating Earth Day with Launch of Electric Delivery Vehicles

Larry Lease

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Ford has developed a line of electric vehicles for Frito-Lay to make deliveries in North Texas.Harman Kundi/Unsplash

Frito-Lay is celebrating Earth Day by debuting its new electric vehicle fleet. The new fleet of Ford eTransit trucks will soon begin making deliveries across North Texas. They were bought specifically to make deliveries in Carrolton.

According to Dallas News, the vehicles are said to arrive later this year. These electric vehicles will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 390 metric tons each year. Along with its new fleet of electric delivery vehicles, Frito-Lay is also using renewable natural gas in its fleet.

Food Business News reports that when it comes to its packaging, they are working on developing recyclable paper bottles and debuted its compostable chip bags at Coachella. Frito-Lay is seizing on their size and scale to find ways to reduce environmental impacts as they work towards a goal of net-zero emissions by 2040.

Food Business News says Frito-Lay has already reached 100% renewable electricity at all of its American plants, offices, and distribution centers. In addition, all U.S. manufacturing sites use LED lighting. The first pilot truck has arrived in time for Earth Day. Carrollton City Manager Erin Rinehart told Frito-Lay that city's vision is to be the community that people and businesses want to call home. Frito-Lay continues to look for ways to preserve the great planet they call home.

Frito-Lay is headquartered in Plano and has employed nearly 6,500 workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They have 30 manufacturing sites across the United States and more than 200 distribution hubs in Canada. Frito-Lay becomes the latest company to work towards energy efficient.

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