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‘Rollout of EV Trucks Planned Across California’

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PepsiCo is making strides towards a more sustainable future by expanding its electric vehicle trucking fleet in California. The beverage company aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 and is taking concrete steps to reach this goal.

In the coming months, PepsiCo plans to introduce 50 Class 8 Tesla semi trucks at its manufacturing and distribution facility in Fresno, California. To support this initiative, the company has already set up eight 750 kilowatt Tesla chargers and two Tesla battery storage systems on-site. Additionally, PepsiCo will deploy 75 Ford E-Transit electric vans across 13 locations in California for service support and sale deliveries.

PepsiCo North America president John Dean emphasized the importance of fleet electrification in the company’s sustainability strategy, highlighting how it aligns with their core business values. He expressed that this move towards electric vehicles is not only beneficial for the environment but also for PepsiCo’s business and the communities it serves.

This announcement comes amidst a trend of companies investing in sustainable transportation solutions. Amazon, for instance, revealed plans to use 50 all-electric trucks in Southern California, with eight of them operating out of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Similarly, the Port of Oakland announced its own project involving 30 hydrogen-powered trucks to transport freight across Northern California.

The shift towards electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles in the commercial sector underscores a growing commitment to reducing emissions and promoting environmental sustainability. PepsiCo’s expansion of its electric vehicle fleet is a significant step in this direction, signaling the company’s dedication to creating a greener future.

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