Parent company PepsiCo, Inc. is replacing the fleet of diesel freight vehicles that service its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California with zero-emission and near-zero emission vehicles. The upgrades are coming to the central California facility thanks to funding provided by the state-funded Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project.
“The Modesto project is indicative of our commitment to sustainable business practices that lead to innovation, increased productivity, operational excellence and business growth,” said Michael O’Connell, vice president of supply chain at PepsiCo. “We hope this work will become an operating model for all of our facilities across the U.S., and that we act as the catalyst to accelerate adoption of alternative fuel vehicles across the industry.”
By Kyle Field, CleanTechnica