Frito-Lay has seized on the upcoming Earth Day anniversary to launch its new investment in Ford’s eTransit truck — electric vehicles that will soon begin making deliveries in North Texas.
Specifically for use in Carrollton, the company has purchased 40 all-electric transit vehicles from Ford and expects to receive them later this year, Frito-Lay said.
The company expects the trucks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from logistics operations by about 390 metric tons each year. Besides the electric truck driver in Carrollton, the company said it uses renewable compressed natural gas in its fleet.
He is also working on compostable packaging. He is in the process of developing recyclable paper bottles and flew its bags of compostable chips to Coachella this week.
“Frito-Lay recognizes our opportunity to use our size and scale to advance technology throughout our supply chain while reducing environmental impacts as we move our products more sustainably with the goal of achieve net zero emissions by 2040,” said PepsiCo Foods North America vice president. sustainability,” said David Allen.
Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, is headquartered in Plano and employs about 6,500 people in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company operates 30 manufacturing sites in the United States and Canada as well as more than 200 distribution centers.