Peterbilt recently delivered its first electric medium-duty Model 220EV truck to Frito-Lay.
The manufacturer said PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will deploy six battery electric 220EV trucks in Modesto CA as part of its Zero- and Near-Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project (ZANZEFF).
“Peterbilt continues to lead the charge in electric commercial vehicle development,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR vice president and Peterbilt general manager. “With Frito-Lay’s Model 220EV, Peterbilt will have 15 battery electric trucks in three applications—city delivery, regional haul and refuse—in customers’ hands running real routes and collecting real world validation data.”
The zero-emission 220EV is powered by two battery packs with a total capacity of 148 kilowatt hours and a Meritor Blue-Horizon two-speed drive eAxle. It features a range of more than 100 miles and a recharge time of one hour, making it an ideal option for local pick-up and delivery operations, Peterbilt said.
“Frito-Lay is continuously exploring current and emerging technologies for our freight equipment as we work toward reducing PepsiCo’s absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030,” said Michael O’Connell, PepsiCo’s vice president of supply chain. “PepsiCo and Frito-Lay have a longstanding relationship with Peterbilt, and are excited to partner in the advancement of electric vehicles within our fleet and to be the first customer to put the Model 220EV in service in our delivery operations.”
Peterbilt’s Model 220EV was introduced at CES in January and now joins the Models 579EV and 520EV in customer field trials. In addition to customer testing, Peterbilt is engaged in validation testing at the PACCAR Technical Center (PTC) in Mount Vernon WA, where trucks are tested in a variety of scenarios.
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