Peterbilt on Wednesday delivered the first of six battery electric Model 220EV to PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division for use at its Modesto, Calif., Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project.
Peterbilt’s Model 220EV was introduced at CES in January 2019 and now joins the Models 579EV and 520EV in customer field trials. With the addition of 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,” said Paccar Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog.
The zero-emission 220EV is powered by two battery packs with a total capacity of 148 kWh and a Meritor Blue-Horizon two-speed drive eAxle. With a range of more than 100 miles and a recharge time of one hour, it’s an ideal option for local pick-up and delivery operations.
The deployment of EV solutions, PepsiCo Vice President of Supply Chain Michael O’Connell said, is part of the company’s efforts to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2030.
“PepsiCo and Frito-Lay have a longstanding relationship with Peterbilt,” he added, “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.”