Tesla Semi takes heart stage in Frito Lay’s mutli-million greenback sustainability initiative


As part of Frito-Lay’s large sustainability transformation initiative at its facility in Modesto, California, the Tesla Semi took heart stage within the firm’s efforts to make its operations eco-friendly.

Frito-Lay has been showcasing its newest fleet of all-electric Class 8 vans since it took supply of the primary few of its Tesla Semis in December. Following the supply, the meals producer and division of PepsiCo showcased the Tesla Semi at Modesto’s 2022 annual Celebration of Lights, and the truck has been noticed on the freeway on fairly just a few events.

Frito-Lay can also be displaying its dedication to sustainability in its new transformation of the plant in Modesto. At 500,000 sq. toes and on 80 acres of land, the Frito-Lay facility in Modesto is one among its largest manufacturing websites within the U.S. It’s additionally the primary to implement site-wide different gasoline autos, on-site renewable vitality technology, vitality storage tools, and worker EV charging stations.

The transformation of the Modesto web site is close to completion. Frito-Lay known as it a template for and an help to assist speed up the continued proliferation of large-scale commercialization of zero-energy and net-zero vitality applied sciences at freight services and warehouses. CEO of PepsiCo Meals North America, Steven Williams, gave the next assertion:

“At Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, we’re devoted to working inside our planetary bounds and provoking constructive change. The transformation at Modesto is in direct help of our PepsiCo Optimistic (pep+) dedication to constructing a round and inclusive worth chain and attaining internet zero emissions by 2040.”

“Up to now, the Frito-Lay Modesto transformation has resulted in a 91 % discount in greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions from direct fleet operations, or 5,250 metric tons of GHG emissions. If the usual 4-person compact SUV drives on common 15,000 miles per 12 months with a mean MPG of 25.5, this discount is the equal of eradicating simply over 1,000 customary compact SUVs from the street.”

Together with the Tesla Semi and 4 Tesla 750kW charging stations, Frito-Lay displayed the next on the showcase:

  • Three BYD 8Y electrical yard tractors.
  • 1-megawatt photo voltaic carport with vitality storage.
  • 12 Crown Li-ion forklifts.
  • 2.7 megawatt-hours of on-site battery storage.
  • 38 Volvo VNL compressed pure fuel (CNG) tractors.
  • Six Peterbilt 220EV electrical field vans.
  • Seven dual-head worker electrical automobile charging stations.

Frito-Lay added that in 2021, the Modesto facility sourced 100% of its electrical energy from renewable sources, with on-site solar energy offering as much as 20% of its each day vitality use. Frito-Lay has included a digital tour of its Modesto facility, and you may watch that within the video beneath.

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Tesla Semi takes heart stage in Frito Lay’s mutli-million greenback sustainability initiative


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