Frito-Lay Adding More Electric Vehicles To Its Fleet


Electric Vehicles International (EVI), an alternative fuel vehicle development, manufacturing and deployment company, has announced the launch of an electric vehicle (EV) pilot with Frito-Lay North America.

After completing a test of the all-electric EVI Medium Duty (EVI-MD) on a delivery route in Alameda, Calif., Frito-Lay has committed to purchase five additional EVI-MD vehicles to be used in northern California.

According to EVI, the EVI-MD boasts a 90-mile range, top speed of 65 mph and 99 kWh lithium phosphate battery system from Valence Technology.

‘EVI is excited to work with Frito-Lay on expanding their fleet of electric vehicles,’ says Frank Jenkins, vice president of sales and marketing for EVI. ‘Frito-Lay is a leader in the adoption of zero-emission delivery vehicles and is the ideal customer and fleet application for our medium-duty, return-to-base trucks.’

In December 2011, Frito-Lay North America announced an overall plan to roll out nearly 200 electric trucks in the U.S. and Canada.

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