This week, Frito-Lay held an event at our distribution center in Clifton Park, N.Y., to announce the addition of 20 new electric vehicles in the state of New York. We had a great turnout (even a New York senator!), and it was nice to see so much excitement and celebration around the work we’re doing with our fleet.
Electric trucks are a big part of our goal to reduce our overall fuel consumption. With these new trucks in New York, Frito-Lay will have nearly 270 electric trucks on the road by the end of the year -- the largest all-electric fleet in the country -- and we expect to eliminate around 600,000 gallons of fuel each year. Pretty cool, right?
To power our new trucks, we’re also adding 20 electric vehicle charging stations, but they aren’t your average charging stations. They transmit real-time data about our electric fleet – like time of charge and power consumption -- directly to the state. We’re the first commercial test subject for the stations, and the data will not only help us improve how we use our electric fleet, it will also allow the state to better understand electric fleets as it continues to invest in this alternative vehicle technology.
This was the first I had spent time at one of our distribution centers. It’s always great to get out into the field and meet the people who are responsible for making and moving our products. We couldn’t have asked for better hosts for our event! Check out a few pictures from the event below, and join me in saying 'Great job!' to the wonderful team that made this happen.